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#979244 - 05/07/07 02:48 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Bassio: You got some very insightful responses from your post about the coda of Chopin's piano concerto. Wish those guys would pop into the Devoted thread. Why don't you see if you can lure them over here. ;\)

In comparision, my response was pretty stupid. \:\( I admire all you younger people who have had the time and opportunity to compare different pianists and composers. How do you afford all those different recordings? Or is the library the answer?

Ever since Ted2 wrote his post about the mystery of "Chopin's moments," I can't get it out of my head. He basically posed the question...what is the mystery and how is it achieved? What makes Chopin's music "too beautiful?" I borrowed this phrase from Ophra Yerushalmi, who filmed the documentary "Chopin's Afterlife."

True, there are many "moments" of mystery, but there are also larger pieces that can fall into this category....the nocturnes, the waltzes, some mazurkas, etc. Have any of you heard an "oriental" touch, especially in the mazurakas?

Ms. Ophra Yerushalmi says in her film that at the age of 19, Chopin was already complete. As a man, as a pianist and as a composer. I would probably agree with the first two, but the last one, I question. We know that his works became more "complicated" and seemed to reach out further...seemingly in the future, as he aged, especially the last 5 years or so. But then who is to say that he didn't have it all in him eariler.

As to the question she poses: "Is Chopin's music too beautiful?" I guess we would need to define "too beautiful." Beauty to one person is just "ho-hum" to another. But to those who really "get" him...I believe the statement to be true. \:\) \:\) (Gee...that's a surprise!)

Any comments? Anyone? Are you out there, lurking?? \:D \:D

Kathleen
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#979245 - 05/07/07 02:50 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Chopin's music is so beautiful it hurts.
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#979246 - 05/07/07 05:32 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Amen. It gives me a heartache.

Remember my promise to try to write some excerpts from "Chopin...pianist and teacher, as seen by his pupils"? Guess what? I forgot!

But I was browsing throught it just now and came across this rather funny quote.

"He insisted that, unless specially indicated, the hand should not be lifted too quickly: 'Did it burn you?' he would ask." \:D

(Franchomme)

Kathleen
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#979247 - 05/07/07 06:51 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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oooppps...I'm getting a little dopey, trying to create the next index for the last 10 pages. I have to work backward...don't ask.

Sorry...see what I have so far...below Sophial's post.

Beethoven is my second favorite composer, Sophial. He is magnificient...no doubt about it!! If it weren't for the fact that I love the piano so, he would be my first.

Kathleen
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#979248 - 05/07/07 07:30 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Nice job, Kathleen! what an amazing amount of work you must have put into that index-- THank you!

I do have to put in some good words about my man Beethoven. Yes, that second movement of the 4th piano concerto is incredibly lovely. Beethoven sometimes is thought of only in his "heroic" mode, but he wrote gorgeous, lyrical slow movements as well as some of the most challenging and complex music ever written . THe emotional range of his music has never been surpassed, from the most delicate and tender to the most thunderous and impassioned.

Sophia

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#979249 - 05/07/07 07:42 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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INDEX FOR 64-73

To be continued....
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#979250 - 05/08/07 08:15 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Frycek:
Chopin's music is so beautiful it hurts. [/b]
Frycek--This is exactly what has been on my mind this week.

I went to a Chopin Society performance Sunday night by Marc Laforet, and it was so gorgeous. I had had a terrible week and was emotionally worn out, and when I sat in that recital hall, it was cathartic in a way I've never experienced. He played Nocturne Opus 27, #2, and by the time he finished it, I was both drained and renewed. He stirred up the pain, then siphoned it on out with the last notes of the Nocturne. After that he played three waltzes, and I felt like a new person.

Nancy
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#979251 - 05/08/07 09:22 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Dear Nancy:

It is SO good to hear from you. It's been a while. I know you are busy with work, the Rach prelude and, of course, 3 boys....my admiration and heart goes out to you. It's not surprising that you are worn out.

I envy you in having a Chopin Society in your area. The closest one to me is, I think, Texas (would you believe?).

So glad you were able to get renewed by our "hero's" music. It sounded like a wonderful concert.

Take care of yourself,
Kathleen
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#979252 - 05/08/07 09:48 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Chopin societies around the world.
http://chopin.pl/organizacje/spis_en.html

Kathleen - there is one in Minnesota
http://www.chopinsocietymn.org/

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#979253 - 05/08/07 11:22 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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LA: Thank you so much for that MN site. I got on and the 2007-08 season is not listed yet. The drive would be 5.5 hours for me, so I would probably only go if someone was playing an all-Chopin (or mostly Chopin) program. But, I do have a friend of 60 years, who lives in the area. Wonder if she would mind an overnight guest in the future??

I can't figure out why Chicago (that once had more Poles that Warsaw) doesn't have one...for Pete's sake!! I guess they were too busy working three full-time jobs to save money to buy a huge apartment building in 5 years (we had friends who did this).

Anyhow, I just might make the drive someday.

However, I have already written the conductors of both the Rockford Symphony and the Elgin Symphony Orchestras strong "suggesting" to them to have a huge Chopin Concert/Festival in 2010. Elgin plays so much Copeland...ugh!

We'll see if they respond.

Thanks again,
Kathleen
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#979254 - 05/08/07 12:08 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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I just looked at their 5 concerts for 2006-07, only 2 contained Chopin music. Out of those 2, one had just Chopin Ballade No 4. Pretty weak of a concert season for a Chopin society. I think the Atlanta and Houston societies are much more active with Chopin music.

Sometimes I wonder if the name of the composer even means anything. There was the annual Liszt festival[/b] running here (where I am) for a few years. And many recitals in this Liszt festival didn't even have one single piece by Liszt. They played lots of Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Bach.

I thought why they just didn't call it a music festival or piano festival or something like that. Why put the name Liszt on it and nobody played Liszt?

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#979255 - 05/08/07 12:41 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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LA:

I thought the same thing when I looked at the pieces played last season. There was only ONE that I might have given some thought to attending.

I don't have an answer for you, for I am just as confused. I wouldn't mind flying down to Atlanta. If only the concerts were a few days apart, then I could do some sight-seeing in between. \:D

Kathleen
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#979256 - 05/08/07 12:53 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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TO ALL CONCERT PARTICIPANTS![/b]

It's time to CHECK IN![/b]

The concert is about 5 months away. Seems like a long time. But for those who are playing big pieces, it isn't.

I didn't practice yesterday (errands and such) and when I sat down today to run through my prelude... torture! I can't let a day go by without playing it through. My fingers forget where they're suppose to go.

So my due date is June 10!

Regards to all,
Kathleen
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#979257 - 05/08/07 05:04 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Kathleen - I played through Prelude 13 once then lost my music! I've now located it but clearly haven't practised yet. I will, I will, I promise!

Good luck with your surgery. It sounds like a most serious thing and you are being very very brave. I hope you feel like a new woman afterwards!

Chopin Societies not playing Chopin? How weird. The recitals of our London Chopin Society are always mostly Chopin music. Actually there's a concert next Sunday which I will definitely be attending - it includes all 24 Preludes.

In London every July to September there is a series of Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall - a historic and famous institution. Last year I enjoyed Lang Lang's performance of Chopin's E minor Concerto. Imagine my disbelief, closely followed by fury, when I looked at this year's programme and discovered that there is not *one* single work by Chopin in any of the hundreds of concerts they put on. What is going on? I am livid. I'm going to write and complain. Of course, they have all sorts of other rubbish (and some good stuff).

Love to all Chopaholics at the end of a lovely spring day here in England - MR
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#979258 - 05/08/07 05:23 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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MaryRose:

I can just imagine your anger...not ONE piece by Chopin this year. How strange. What are they doing...saving it all up for 2010!

Again, I am so envious of the "otherwise" many Chopin concerts around you. Next year, I am definitely going to plan a trip to London (to visit the queen....no, just kidding. She's here!) to take advantage of not only the wonderful sights but a few of the great performances you speak about. \:\)

Actually, I really don't know why I am having this surgery. I feel pretty good. But the specialist and a couple other doctors said it's time...before things get impossible. Otherwise, the epiderals are wonderful, but I guess I can't keep getting those for the rest of my life. Not to worry. This will be my 4th. I think I can pretty much do it myself by now. But this one is a fusion (gee...sounds like they will be splitting an atom! \:D ) Thanks for your concern.

Thank you for "checking in." Now I hope the other 21 will be doing so. :rolleyes:

Kathleen
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#979259 - 05/08/07 08:28 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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OH NOOOOO .. I haven't started on my prelude yet

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#979260 - 05/08/07 08:57 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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New videos .. Pogorelich plays Chopin Sonata No.2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL_I1z5OHe4&mode=related&search=

Splendid introduction!! This is the only performance (after Rachmaninoff's) which does not use the pedal. Yes, this is the spirit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wafaAIH436s

The 4th movement is excellent too.

I like this performance. Unfortunately it does not come in audio.

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#979261 - 05/09/07 08:25 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Dear Bassio: Is there some reason why you haven't started...too difficult (which I doubt) or you are just too busy or you are procrasinating? Whichever, pretty please...start on it. O.K.? If you run into problems, please let us know.

Thank you for the great Pogorelich's sites. What music! I've always felt that right in the middle of this so-called funeral march, there is such an uplighting feeling of hope and even joy...kind of reminds me that one is looking forward to meeting his maker.

Another thing...since we know that Chopin did NOT give titles to his music, does anyone know who is responsible for naming this piece? Sure, it certainly sounds like a funeral march, but did Chopin actually title it as such??

O.K. I had to go back to the very latest list we had on who is playing what. Here it is:

1 - Piano again - Checked in
2 - Frycek - Checked in,
3 - Peyton - Checked in
4 - Euan Morrison - Checked in
5 - Op30no3 - Checked in
6 - Ragnhild - Checked in
7 - Bassio - Checked in
8 - Gerg - Checked in
9 - Stephenc - Checked in
10 - Op30no3 - Checked in
11 - Op30no3 - Checked in
12 - playadom - Checked in
13 - MaryRose - Checked in
14 - Op30no3 - Checked in
15 - NancyM333 - Checked in
16 - Jazzyprof & Playadom - Checked in??
17 - Kathleen - Checked in
18 - Gerg - Checked in
19 - Op30no3 - Checked in
20 - Yahama G-3 (Mike Smith) checked in
21 - Piano again _ Checked in
22 - Frycek - Checked in
23 - Gerg - Checked in
24 - LisztAddict - Checked in
26 -Sotto Voce - checked in
Op.45 - Hershey88 - NO NEED

If this list is wrong, let me know.

If there is anyone, for whatever reason (no questions asked and none of our business), who doesn't feel that he/she can play the prelude assigned, please let me know. You can either PM me or write it on the thread. Perhaps we can find some people willing to "sub." Our prime goal is to have each one played, so if you feel you can't, we need the time to find some fill-ins.

As for you others, please...check in, so we know all is well and going (relatively) smoothly.

Many thanks,
Kathleen
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#979262 - 05/09/07 08:33 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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No worries.
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#979263 - 05/09/07 08:38 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Thank you, Frycek!!

Kathleen
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#979264 - 05/09/07 09:42 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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 Quote:
Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:[/b]

Another thing...since we know that Chopin did NOT give titles to his music, does anyone know who is responsible for naming this piece? Sure, it certainly sounds like a funeral march, but did Chopin actually title it as such??

[...]

As for you others, please...check in, so we know all is well and going (relatively) smoothly.
Kathleen, at first I assumed your funeral march reference was to Prelude #20 in c minor. Now that I see Bassio's link, I realize you must mean Sonata #2.

I think whether a march qualifies as a funeral march might be in the ear of the beholder, although I believe that the slow movement of the Sonata was conceived and labeled as such by Chopin. Please—anyone!—correct me if I'm wrong, as I haven't made an attempt to verify that. It just seems like something I remember, sort of like the quotation in my sig line about suppleness. (Jeremy Siepmann attributes it to Chopin, yet I haven't found any other attribution on the Internet. And I haven't been able to face searching the old fashioned way—with my eyes, through the text of a book!)

Anyway, the c minor Prelude is often referred to as a funeral march, too, though, at Largo, I can't see how the quarter notes could set the pace! After starting the Fantaisie in f minor, I found that its introductory episode is also regarded as a funeral march, yet, again, the indication Tempo di marcia (Grave) seems practically a contradiction in terms. (If grave is as ponderous as largo, that's just too slow to feel like a march to me. I play the march episode at around 66 bpm, and then not quite doppio movimento from the change to alla breve at bar 43. Of course, I'm using my Schirmer's edition here that never actually says doppio movimento, but that's another thread .)

I'm happy to report that Prelude #26 is coming along. I'm still getting down the section where the harmonic development builds to a climax in the right hand. It turns out that I have better lateral rotation in my left hand than I realized, so the piece is somewhat less taxing overall than I thought.

I'm also reassured by recordings I heard where the tempo was definitely not presto, so I won't feel any pressure to press the speed, either. I actually heard some that sounded more like allegretto (in the sense of slower than allegro), and I think I'll be able to manage a vivace ma non troppo.

Best wishes for rapid progress to all involved in the Prelude project! (Or am I supposed to say "break a leg" instead?)

Steven
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#979265 - 05/09/07 10:14 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Thank you, Steven..(Sotto Voce) for checking in. I never had any doubt \:\) (with your obvious mastery) that you weren't "on target," as they say. And I'm glad to hear that you aren't having the problems you thought you might. I have to add something similiar. When I looked at all the chords in my prelude , but (as always) Chopin fits so easily into one's hands if one's hands are properly placed and "flexible."

As far as the naming of the Funeral March, I also remember reading that Chopin referred to it as such, but did he really name it. That's the question? Actually, Prelude #20 (which he requested to be played at his funeral, along with #4 [and I think #6]) would all be considered in the "funeral" category.

And as far as tempo...most of the time mine is "tempo learno." Seriously, play it as you feel it. You can drive yourself crazy (figurately) trying to figure out just what all those terms mean and what really is the true difference among them.


Kathleen
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#979266 - 05/09/07 01:18 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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So far, so good on Preludes 1 and 21.
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#979267 - 05/09/07 01:20 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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"Funeral March" isn't a title. It's just a genre description like "Mazurka" is a description.
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#979268 - 05/09/07 01:48 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Thanks, Piano again. That's good news.

And Frycek... of course. Now it makes sense. Thanks.

Kathleen
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#979269 - 05/09/07 07:31 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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As if thinking about getting the prelude ready isn't enough...I have a question to pose to all of you.

Just today, I read two notes from people who said that they no longer visit the Chopin thread because it is becoming either too academic or just doesn't suit their interests anymore.

Quote: "The Chopin-thread has for some time become far too academic for a simple soul like me, so I have no contributions to make."

And then another note from someone who said he would like to visit, but it is just too overwhelming and impossible to navigate around.

Quote: "The darn thing is too big and unwieldy. If you guys went with the Chopin Forum idea it would be a lot easier to follow, a lot easier to find things, and I think a lot more inviting for real Chopin neophytes like myself to participate."

We will, in no time at all, be at 2,000 responses. THAT IS TOTALLY COOL, BUT TOTALLY HUGE!

My idea about the indexes (indices?) just isn't working as well as I thought. It's a lot of work (a labor of love, for sure), but still not very effective.

So, dear Chopinophiles...if we want to keep the members we have and to attract more, who may enrich the topic (Chopin...in all aspects....)even more, it's time to make a decision...in my opinion (obviously).

Two ideas have been "tossed around."

1) Creating a Chopin Forum. Yes, I know there were some problems with this idea when we first talked about it a couple of months ago. Who is going to be the moderator? We will lose our intimacy? With a separate forum, we might actually lose some people, as they might not take the time to look at all the forums available. These are all valid concerns. (And yes, I admit, these were my concerns! But I've done some rethinking. After all, a woman has the right to change her mind.)

And here is what one person had to say about a forum:

"I love the idea of a Chopin forum. I imagine going into the forum and seeing threads like:

Concert report: Hershey Felder as Chopin at the Polish Embassy (with pictures)

What are the easiest Chopin pieces ?

Who is Sand and why does everyone hate Sand ?

Chopin societies ?

What are your favorite Chopin moments ?

An All Chopin Preludes recital

etc. (you get the idea).... "

(And this would allow people who really know their "stuff" to feel comfortable conversing with those who are also at that level.)

I think this idea might be worth considering again. Of course, we would have to get Frank's approval and then someone to volunteer to be a moderator. Well, since I have relatively little else to do and don't sleep that much, I would volunteer and perhaps another retiree could help out.

The other idea..,[/b]

Create a new topic on the ABF called: "What's New with Chopin?" (or something really "catchy" [??] \:D like that.) On this page, I would post links to a specific page or pages that would direct readers to interesting topics that have been posed on the Devoted Thread and perhaps attract more readers and get more contributions. I would update this topic page as often as necessary and make certain it always[/b] stays on the first page.

So.... many of you might know that we will celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday in 2010. What better tribute can we pay him than to create a whole "forum" to him. Doesn't he deserve it? Especially on Piano World?? To quote a very special person: "I love the guy." And I know some of you do also.

I am going to write Frank, just to see if it is possible to do and if he is willing to let us do it.

Sorry, how I do tend to go on!! :rolleyes:

Please...make your comments, arguments, suggestions, whatever...here and soon.

Regards to all,
Kathleen
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#979270 - 05/09/07 10:00 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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#979271 - 05/09/07 10:05 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Thank you, op30no3...all 5??

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#979272 - 05/09/07 11:12 PM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Even though I am a Liszt addict, I am for a Chopin forum, moderator or no moderator.

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#979273 - 05/10/07 08:21 AM Re: Just for those totally devoted to Chopin
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Now for more on the above...forum or no forum, a new topic page called "What's New with Chopin"...

I've included these additional comments, taken from the Check in page - for preludes.

I would appreciate all your comments. Thank you.
Some comments/suggestions for "organizing" the Devoted Thread

Regards to all,
Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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