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San Diego Jewish Journal – CA, USA

An interview with Hershey Felder in the run-up to a San Diego presentation of all three of his one-man shows: “Beethoven At I Knew Him,” “Monsieur Chopin,” and “George Gershswin Alone.

San Diego theater aficionados will certainly remember Felder for last year’s showstopper “George Gershwin Alone,” which sold out seats and kept audience members singing all the way home. Felder did more than portray the American music master, he became him.

He followed the same formula in his return months later with “Monsieur Chopin,” bringing the intensely emotional 19th century pianist to life in ways most audience members had never imagined.

At press time, he was neck-deep in rehearsals for the final piece in his composer trilogy, aptly titled, “Beethoven, As I Knew Him.”

“This is the completion,” Felder says over the phone. “We’re going backwards.”

All three parts of the trilogy are one-man shows, marked by Felder’s incredible ability to be both pianist and character actor. In order to provide both a show and an accurate history lesson, hours upon hours of research are required.

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Thanh Nien Daily – Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam

More press for Chopin Competition winner Dang Thai Son during his tour of his Vietnamese homeland….

When he was 12, his mother, one of the first Vietnamese pianists to graduate from the Prague Music Conservatory in what was then Czechoslovakia, brought him some CD’s featuring Chopin’s music from the International Chopin Competition she took part in.

The youngster was mesmerized by the master’s works.

His love affair with the piano and Chopin’s music had begun.

“Whenever I play his music, I feel as if it speaks about my own life and expresses my own thoughts and emotions,” Son says.

“The piano and Chopin’s works have kept me good company since I was young.”…

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Wibi Soerjadi – Plays Chopin (1998)
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Wibi Soerjadi – Plays Chopin (1998). Classical | 1998 | FLAC (single files) | 293 MB. | 4 files | booklet scans | 01:17:22 | Philips. Wibi Soerjadi was born in 1970 in Leiden, Netherlands. After only four years of studying at the
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