Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Pianist Yundi Li makes his Miami debut – Miami,FL,USA

Preview of the April 1 debut by our headline-grabbing pianist, who discusses his continuing connection to Chopin afer wininning the Chopin competition in Warsaw…

Yet Chopin will make up the bulk of Li’s program, including four Mazurkas, the Nocturne in E flat major, and the Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante.

The pianist’s Chopin has a tonal elegance, detailing and subtlety that raise it above even the most accomplished of today’s keyboard artists. His Chopin is well represented with two solo discs and the First Piano Concerto coupled with that of Liszt.

Artur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, and Martha Argerich — three musicians with very distinct Chopin styles — have all been key influences. Yet Li’s probing and interior Chopin is very much his own, and he believes his approach to the Polish composer’s music has evolved in the eight years since his victory in Warsaw.

”I was just 18,” says Li. “It was very exciting and after that, that really started my career.

“There’s a big difference because of course I’ve been playing so many different pieces [since then]. Now, [his Chopin playing] is more developed and I feel it’s deeper and more mature.”

For an artist whose performances display such intense control and concentration, Li prefers a spontaneous approach, rarely tackling a work the same way. ”I will play each piece slightly differently, because every concert gives me a different feeling,” he says.

”But I especially enjoy Chopin’s music,” says Li. “I think he will be one of the most interesting composers for my life.”

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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

A couple of mostly inscrutable selections today, but since this blogs promises “All Things Chopin,”…follow link below for a short story called Shampoo (“Phrasing Chopin in Permanent Waves”). Meanwhile, over on Live Journal, our man Chopin is bound for the Krankenhaus, it seems…

English: Condolences Fiction Poems Essays Reviews Miscellaneous
By Rolf-Peter(Rolf-Peter)
Shampoo (phrasing Chopin in permanent waves) Feux Follets Diaboliques (my pianistic prowess challenged by the devil) Mombasa (the downfall of a pianistic empire) Pictures at an Exhibition (an accident at the conservatory)
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thes1project @ 2008-03-30T22:56:00
By Frédéric-François Chopin(the S1 PROJECT)

I am going to the hospital. Alphonse, do you know any doctors that you trust?
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Chopin Downloads of Dubious Legality:

Janusz Olejniczak, Frederic Chopin – The Pianist: Music from the Motion Picture [Soundtrack]…
By Admin(Admin)
Free Mp3 Blogspot 1. Nocturne in C-Sharp minor (1830) 2. Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1 3. Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 4. Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 5. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 6. Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op.
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Vivaldi – Opera Arias And Sinfonias – Emma Kirkby
By Chopin(Chopin)

From a newly-discovered music blog called “Cafe Chopin,” which does not seem actually to include any Chopin…

Classical APE & CUE 1 CD, covers, Booklet 301 Mb Download.
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