Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Finale at the Wichita Symphony
The Wichita Eagle – Wichita,KS,USA3

Three-paragraph preview of Ingrid Fliter‘s appearance in Kansas:

1) Fliter won the Gilmore Artist Award in 2006, with its top prize of $300,000. The cachet that came with the award elevated her career. Her calendar filled with concert dates and she signed on with the EMI record label to produce an all-Chopin CD. It was released this month.

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Review: Orchestra of Opera North with Evgenia Rubinova *****
Yorkshire Post – Leeds,England,UK

More praise for Evgenia Rubinova in Yorkshire…

A young musician who understands a composer’s intentions and successfully conveys that to an audience is a delight indeed.

So it is with Evgenia Rubinova, a pianist fully in command of any technical difficulties. Her performance of Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto was enthralling, from her first entry, through the slow movement with which she held our breath with astonishing gentleness, to the light exhilaration of the finale. She is an artist with penetrating musical insight and a self-effacing calm that holds her listeners – not so much in the palms of her own hands, but more so within the composer’s spirit.

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Famed pianist visits site of his debut at age 10
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA

Acclaimed Chopin interpreter Byron Janis returns to his Pittsburgh hometown, filmmaker in tow…

He is in town as the subject of a documentary on his life by filmmaker Peter Rosen. With Janis’ wife, Maria Cooper Janis (the daughter of actor Gary Cooper), they also are visiting the pianist’s childhood home in Squirrel Hill and his elementary school, Colfax. Janis went on to a celebrated career as a interpreter of Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more.
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Read Byron Janis’ essay on Chopin here

A cultural plenary: Heritage label, jobs in culture, subtitles
EurofundingMag – Paris,France

A Chopin 2010 bill is afoot in the European Parliament…

Another proposal is for 2010 to be made the European year to celebrate the life of Chopin and 2011 the European year of Greek and Latin classics.
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Musical Interlude
By Mirek(Mirek)

A montage from a Chopin film…

lonely day outside or that the actor reminded me somewhat of my son. Whatever the reason, this clip melted me. It is a montage of photos from a Polish Chopin film (CHOPIN PRAGNIENIE MILOSCI, 2002) scored with Chopin’s Waltz no.

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