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#2037414 - 02/22/13 09:29 AM Happy, Birthday, Chopin!
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#2037420 - 02/22/13 09:44 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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I guess Edward Gorey is more important to Google.

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#2037438 - 02/22/13 10:51 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: JoelW]
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Originally Posted By: JoelW
I guess Edward Gorey is more important to Google.

I had to look up Edward Gorey. I didn't know his name, even though I've seen his cartoons. To be fair, his output probably translates into a Google Doodle better that Chopin's would.

I do love these cartoons. I follow them on Facebook. Some are stumpers, but they are usually quite funny. The guys did one about the Etude in Thirds a month or so ago that was perfect for anybody who ever tried to play that piece.


Edited by wdot (02/22/13 11:11 AM)

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#2037442 - 02/22/13 11:01 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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#2037455 - 02/22/13 11:25 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Isn't Chopin's birthday on march 1st?
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#2037457 - 02/22/13 11:28 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Isn't Chopin's birthday on march 1st?

I thought so too, but according to Wiki:

The parish baptismal record, discovered in 1892, gives his birthday as 22 February 1810, but a date one week later, 1 March, was stated by the composer and his family as his birthday; according to Chopin in a letter of 16 January 1833 to the chairman of the Polish Literary Society in Paris, he was "born 1 March 1810 at the village of ┼╗elazowa Wola in the Province of Mazowsze."
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#2037459 - 02/22/13 11:32 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: Pogorelich.]
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Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Isn't Chopin's birthday on march 1st?

Yes it is. February 22 is the date listed as his birthday on his baptismal certificate. He and his family said it was March 1.

I say celebrate it twice. (He's worth it.)
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#2037463 - 02/22/13 11:42 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Perhaps Google will honor Chopin on the 1st... We just have to wait and see...
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#2037468 - 02/22/13 11:53 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Happy birthday? to Chopin!! And also to my wonderful older brother. He is the world to me.

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#2037520 - 02/22/13 01:25 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: JoelW]
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Originally Posted By: JoelW
I guess Edward Gorey is more important to Google.


... and notable to the general public for his animated opening of PBS's "Mystery" series.

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#2037522 - 02/22/13 01:32 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Happy birthday Frydryk!

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#2037603 - 02/22/13 04:36 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: DameMyra]
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Originally Posted By: DameMyra
Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Isn't Chopin's birthday on march 1st?

Yes it is. February 22 is the date listed as his birthday on his baptismal certificate. He and his family said it was March 1.

I say celebrate it twice. (He's worth it.)


I agree. Let's celebrate it twice! I usually celebrate it in March because I am a March kid too, but really, he deserves to be celebrated twice.
So... Happy Birthday to Fred the poet of the piano and my dearest friend!
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#2037604 - 02/22/13 04:40 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Your friend and neighbor also wishes you a happy birthday, Fred!


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#2037618 - 02/22/13 05:04 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: Orange Soda King]
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"Hats off, gentlemen! A genius!"

http://youtu.be/BjMPsLmFMwk
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#2037634 - 02/22/13 05:27 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Happy Birthday to the great Frederic!
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#2037663 - 02/22/13 06:28 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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I've forgotten what Google commemorated on March 1, 2010 (Chopin's 100th) but it wasn't Chopin. I suspect the Google Gurus work at going off the beaten path with their commemorations.

Happy Birthday, Edward. (I love Gorey's stuff too.)
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#2037768 - 02/22/13 10:57 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: -Frycek]
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> March 1, 2010 (Chopin's 100th)

Chopin was a twentieth-century composer? Color me surprised. Was he friends with Gershwin? wink

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#2037784 - 02/23/13 12:38 AM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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#2038096 - 02/23/13 05:17 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Originally Posted By: jawhitti
> March 1, 2010 (Chopin's 100th)

Chopin was a twentieth-century composer? Color me surprised. Was he friends with Gershwin? wink


200th! My bad.

Well, he was before his time in every way. wink
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#2041394 - 03/01/13 02:44 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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And Happy Birthday, once again!
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#2041435 - 03/01/13 03:22 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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Yes! Haha.

Cherkassky's recording of the D Flat Nocturne gets me every time.

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#2041455 - 03/01/13 03:51 PM Re: Happy, Birthday, Chopin! [Re: jawhitti]
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One can never have too many birthdays.

Especially if one's name is Fryderyk C.
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