Category Archive for 'Impromptus'

Wessel Edition Cover page: Chopin\'s Impromptu No. 2 For years one of the knocks on Chopin’s music is that he was a “ladies’ composer,” spinning out his piano pieces for the sighing, swooning denizens of Parisan salons, the result being that his remarkable compositions were often trivialized or …

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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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Today the Chopin Project spotlight falls on Russian-born Michigan pianist Olga Kleiankina, performing the First Impromptu (in A-flat, Op. 29, No. 1) by Chopin. By its very title “Impromptu” is supposed to mean just that — just a perky, …

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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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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,
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