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Thread: The 200th Anniversary of Chopin's Birthday

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    The 200th Anniversary of Chopin's Birthday

    For all the information go to this site:

    http://chopin2010.pl/en
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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    Mat - Chopin was a poet of the first order. Such beautiful, creative and complex music.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Aye! And there are going to be a lot of wonderful concerts and competitions across the country.
    I'm so content to be able to go to at least some of them.
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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    I really like good old Chopin, must have a listen to his music to celebrate.

    Margaret

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    Margaret, I remember studying one of his Ballades (A flat major) in high school for an examination and still adore this work in particualr.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    He has always been one of my favourite composers.


    Margaret

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    Still one of my favorite composers!

    How about the Chopin Piano Competition this year? Will it be broadcasted online?

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    Smile

    Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante remains my all-time favorite solo-piano work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_townPhilly View Post
    Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante remains my all-time favorite solo-piano work!
    That, Liszt's Missa Solemnis and Chopin's 2nd piano concerto was performed today by Lang Lang and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra as the opening concert of Chopin's year. It was broadcast by Polish television. Unfortunately, I saw only the second and third part of the f minor concerto.
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
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    Cool

    I love Arthur Rubinstein in Chopin. His RCA 10 CD set is supurb.

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    I love Sviatoslov Richter's Chopin ... very thoughtful
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    There are several concerts here scheduled in March celebrating this anniversary. One of the professors at the university is presenting all Chopin Preludes in a solo recital and several students are also organizing a recital as well, should be fairly interesting.

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