Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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Gifted young pianist Adam Nieman performs a compelling program of Chopin music for this concert created specifically for home video release. Pieces include the Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Valse in A-Flat Major, the Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise, and more. 90 min. Soundtrack: English stereo.
What would the Polish government have to fear from the release of love letters allegedly written by revered composer and national hero Frederic Chopin? Was Chopin's unusual interest in Countess Delfina Potocka what caused the suspicious death of her granddaughter, Paulina Czerina (who possessed the letters), 100 years ... more
Russian pianist Valentina Igoshina beautifully interprets the music of Frederic Chopin in this stirring recital program from filmmaker Tony Palmer ("The Strange Case of Delfina Potocka: The Mystery of Chopin"). Also, Igoshina provides a candid interview in which she discusses her appreciation for the ... more
The Palace of Lancut in Poland provides the lavish setting for this Chopin Bicentennial concert, as pianist Marek Drewnowski delivers expert interpretations of 12 early works by the Romantic composer. Though these waltzes and concertos were written before Chopin's 20th birthday, the Polish artist had already developed a sterling reputation ... more
Why did composer Frederic Chopin insist that his heart be buried in Warsaw while his body was to be laid to rest in Paris? What drew him to maintain allegiances to both Poland and France? Chopin scholar Yves Henry and pianist Janusz Olejniczak (who performed Chopin music for the soundtrack of "The Pianist") ... more