Category Archive for 'Ballades'

Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:


A Country In The Moon is a poetic exploration
Metro – London,UK


Echoes of Chopin abound in a new travelogue through post-Communist Poland by an Australian author ‘”honoring a deathbed pledge to his uncle– an

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Pianist Born to the Colors of Chopin
New York Times – United States


Veteran New York Times critic Bernard Holland isn’t thrilled about Ingrid Fliter‘s Beethoven and Schubert, but is charmed by her Chopin:

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

The master songwriter turns maestro
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

Legendary (and remarkably durable) hitman Neil Sedaka is poised to “return to his classical roots” Down Under…

Sedaka was an acclaimed junior pianist

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Rachmaninoff fails to fill the hall
Arizona Daily Star – Tucson,AZ,USA

Not “news,” but an interesting time capsule from February 1925:

Maybe folks went to the literature club’s discussion of “Modern English Novels” or possibly

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kay-zavislakThe third of Chopin’s four Ballades for the piano has been called “probably the only 19th century ballade with a happy ending (as well as being the only ballade of Chopin’s that ends on a major chord).”

But there’s quite …

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Chopin & George Sand
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA

A preview of a WordStage Vermont production of “Frédéric & George,” — “an evening of letters, diaries, and memoirs penned by these two paradoxically matched lovers and …

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Chopin Video of the Day:

Kurikinton Fox – F.Chopin – fantasy impromptu in Guitar!!!

Not bad at all!

This is Fantasy Impromptu AKA Gino’s piece. These guys did this in g-tar…Amazing:D.
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Chopin Reviews & Previews:

Ivan Hewett reviews Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Cédric Tiberghien at
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom

French pianist Cedric Tiberghein receives rave reviews for his Chopin Ballades at his recital at London’s Wigmore Hall; critic is less enamored

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews:

Restoring Luster to Two 20th-Century Dance Legends
New York Times – United States
These mazurkas are danced to Chopin; Limón choreographed them after his company had enjoyed huge success in Poland, where he had

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Chopin In the News:

Chopin, With Progenitors and Progeny
New York Times – United States
In a brief program note Mr. Goode called the concert “a kind of homage to Chopin.” In practice, this meant surrounding Chopin’s

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Chopin News, Reviews, and Previews

Stark-Iochmans: No flash, but a workmanlike effort
Providence Journal – Providence,RI,USA
Stark-Iochmans turned to Chopin to close out the afternoon, the composer’s Fourth Ballade in F Minor. Again this contained some beautiful playing,
See

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Ballade in G minor, Op. 23 In the previous post we discussed an all-time Chopin favorite, the Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 9, No. 2. What then, is left to say about another Chopin classic – this Ballade in G minor?Plenty, it would appear. There’s an extremely …

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