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She Gave Her First Piano Recital At Age Four. She’s Releasing A New Album At Age 97.

Ruth Slenczynska, the last surviving student of Sergei Rachmaninoff, will see her new recording of his music and that of Chopin issued on the Decca label, which first recorded her 66 years ago. – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Featured, Decca, Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ruth Slenczynska

Soprano Teresa Żylis-Gara Dead At 91

The Lithuanian-born, Polish-raised singer, known as an especially reliable artist with a beautiful lyric soprano, had an unusually wide repertoire, from Bach to Mozart to Verdi and Puccini to Wagner and Strauss to Gounod, with a particular feeling for Chopin’s songs. – Gramophone
Tags: Art, People, Verdi, Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Puccini, Bach, Chopin, Gounod, Soprano Teresa Żylis Gara

Nocturnes — The Best Music To Help With Your Pandemic-Induced Insomnia

From the first Nocturne ever published (by John Field in 1814), to Chopin and Debussy and Britten, on to Max Richter’s “eight-hour lullaby” Sleep, Anna Meredith’s Four Tributes To 4am, and Craig Armstrong’s new Nocturnes for two pianos, here are suggested soporifics for the stressed-out. – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Anna Meredith, Britten, Max Richter, Debussy, Chopin, Craig Armstrong, John Field

One Of History’s Greatest Opera Divas Was Also A Fine Composer

Pauline Viardot played duets with Chopin; thrilled all Europe with her Rossini and Mozart; had George Sand as a friend and Turgenev as a lover. Berlioz and Brahms wrote for her voice. And, as we’re now rediscovering, she composed impressive songs, operettas, and chamber music. – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Rossini, Berlioz, Turgenev, George Sand, Pauline Viardot

Chopin’s Letters Show He Was Totally Gay, So Let’s Quit Pretending, Says Journalist

“Chopin’s Men, a two-hour radio programme that aired on Swiss public broadcaster SRF’s arts channel, argues that the composer’s letters have been at times deliberately mistranslated, rumours of affairs with women exaggerated, and hints at an apparent interest in ‘cottaging’ … simply ignored. The music journalist Moritz Weber, who started researching Chopin’s letters during the spring lockdown, said he discovered a ‘flood of declarations of love aimed at men’, sometimes direct in their erotic to...
Tags: Art, People, Chopin, SRF, 11.25.20, Moritz Weber

Charlie Parker at 100

In his too short, too fast, too hard, too brilliant 34 years, Parker transformed an art form, no less than Mozart or Chopin or Gershwin did in their similarly brief time among us. Like those revolutionaries, Parker played his instrument – alto saxophone – with astonishing virtuosity. But Parker also did as much as anyone (and more than most) to forge a musical language, one that dominated 20th century jazz and continues to influence it in the 21st. – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, People, Mozart, Parker, Gershwin, Chopin, Charlie Parker, 08.11.20

And another surprise stunner from Bob Dylan!

"I sleep with life and death in the same bed." Two weeks ago, the great Bob Dylan released his first new song in eight years, "Murder Most Foul," a beautiful ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Today, he surprised us with the stunning "I Contain Multitudes." I’m just like Anne Frank, like Indiana Jones And them British bad boys, the Rolling Stones I go right to the edge, I go right to the end I go right where all things lost are made good again I sing the songs of ex...
Tags: Art, Video, Music, News, Poetry, Bob Dylan, Beethoven, John F Kennedy, William Blake, Indiana Jones, Anne Frank, Chopin, ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

How Can I Open Myself Up to New Romantic Relationships?

“You should not be able to walk away unscathed, which is to say, unchanged,” writes one of our advice columnists.
Tags: Art, Music, Movies, News, Claude, Graham, Monet, Braun, Frederic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chopin, Sylvia, Plath, Poetry and Poets, Jorie, Twomens2020

These guitar-shaped kitchen cutting boards are made for a different kind of ‘shredding’!

Pretend to knock out some blues solos while you’re chopping up your greens (I spent a considerable amount of time on puns) because Etsy seller CuttingBoredom’s created some really cool looking wooden chopping boards inspired by two of rock music’s most iconic guitars, the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson Les Paul. Available in Cherry, Mahogany, and Walnut, these cutting boards come made to perfection with wooden inlays that make them look just like the real deal. Perfect for classic rock lover...
Tags: Kitchen, Music, Design, Etsy, Product Design, Les Paul, Chopin, General Gifts, CuttingBoredom, Dave Stencil, Gibson Les Paul Available in Cherry Mahogany

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Alan Walker’s New Chopin Bio – This Year’s Best New Book On Music?

Tim Page: “This is now the best biography of Chopin — meticulous, scholarly and well-told. Whatever the composer’s shortcomings as a person, his music grows only more moving.  – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, Alan Walker, Chopin, Tim Page

Chopin Was The Quintessential Composer For The Piano. But Was He A Great Composer?

Alan Walker’s Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times, which came out in the U.S. last October, is the first full-scale English-language primary-source biography of Chopin.1Best known for his definitive three-volume biography of Franz Liszt, Walker has done an equally thorough and thoughtful job of recounting the life of Poland’s foremost composer, of whose music he is an unstinting admirer. – Commentary
Tags: Art, Music, Poland, Alan Walker, Chopin, 01.19, Franz Liszt Walker

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 12-19

  Loretta Tearney Warner’s “Equus” is on exhibit on October 12 at Stephanie’s Art Gallery in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy of Loretta Tearney Warner)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event includes thousands of hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns in more than 2...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

At The First Chopin Competition To Use 19th-Century Pianos

Reporter Julien Hanck visits Warsaw and talks with two jury members and all six finalists about the challenges and joys of using instruments from Chopin’s own lifetime and about their own experience with those pianos. (One prizewinner had been playing them since he was 12, another started as a harpsichordist, and one finalist had never played anything older than an early-20th-century Erard.)
Tags: Art, Music, Warsaw, Chopin, 10.09.18, Julien Hanck

Top AJBlogs Posts For The Weekend Of 07.01.18

Other Matters: Mandhira de Saram On Improvisation—And Much Else Improvisation in music did not begin with jazz. Bach and Chopin were noted improvisers, as was Beethoven. One of the great Beethoven stories is about the flamboyant pianist Daniel Steibelt (seen right) …  read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-06-30 Engagement Beyond Mere “Customer Service” The basics of “customer service” include patience, attentiveness, knowledge, responsiveness, and consistency. So, here’s a sim...
Tags: Art, Canada, Beethoven, Ajblogs, Bach, Chopin, Art Gallery of Ontario, Taylor Mac, 07.01.18, Daniel Steibelt

Poland Has A New Chopin Competition - Using Strictly 19th-Century Pianos

"As Poland celebrates the centenary of its independence this year, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in collaboration with Polish Television and Polish Radio has organised [the International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments] not only to celebrate the country's most beloved composer but to recapture Chopin's sound world by using Érards, Broadwoods and Pleyels - period pianos […]
Tags: Art, Music, Poland, Chopin, 04.30.18, Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Polish Television and Polish Radio

Chaucer, Rabelais, BALZAC: A Music Man Glossary

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man contains dozens of words and phrases that most of us have never used or even heard, many of them things that Willson himself must have heard growing up in turn of the century Iowa. I so often get emails asking about one or more of these, so I figured, let's get them all together in one list.The movie version changed some of these references, fearing the audience wouldn't know them. But as the show proves, it's not important for the audience to know every referen...
Tags: New York, India, Theatre, America, Ireland, Ford, Iowa, Theater, Shakespeare, Canterbury, Romeo, Pompeii, Billy, Conway, Harold, Hill

Away in a manger lead sheet pdf

El Noi de la Mare, you can choose the version for 20 or 30 employees. Away in a manger lead sheet pdf be able to keep the production of free sheet music cost, A nice arrangement of one of Chopin’s most popular themes. The famous song performed by singer — classic Christmas songs. Control PDF […]
Tags: Art, View, Chopin, El Noi de la Mare

The Chopin Paradox

"The Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin was no doubt regarded as a one-of-a-kind virtuoso. Which is peculiar, in a way, since he also stole freely and transparently from other artists. [Sara Fishko traces] the various influences that went into Chopin's signature style." (audio)
Tags: Art, Music, Chopin, Frederic Chopin, Sara Fishko, 08.10.17, Chopin Paradox

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 07.23.17

Opera: America’s War Without End Anthony Haden Guest calls “The Plain of Jars” — a chamber opera by Keith Patchel about America’s secret war in Laos — “the lineal descendant of Stravinsky’s ‘Nightingale’ and Alban Berg’s ‘Lulu’ and ‘Wozzeck.'” Click ... read more AJBlog: Straight|Up Published 2017-07-21 From Montreal to Massachusetts Compagnie Marie Chouinard performs at Jacob’s Pillow, July 19 through 23 Marie Chouinard’s 24 Preludes by Chopin (an earlier cast). Photo: Marie Chouinard The im...
Tags: Art, London, America, Ireland, Buckingham Palace, Lulu, Montreal, Laos, Ajblogs, Norman Rockwell, Penelope, Jacob, Stravinsky, Chopin, Berkshires, Alban Berg

Top Posts From AJBlogs 07.04.17

The purpose of panning My Wall Street Journal review of the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! stirred up a good-sized dust storm of controversy, as pans are wont to do. ... read more AJBlog: About Last Night Published 2017-07-03 Kusama Exhibit Is A Wow – And More Yayoi Kusama is one of those artists whose work is easy to love. Although she made it (or much of it) as therapy for herself ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2017-07-04 Rethinking “Classical Radio” When commercial radio w...
Tags: Art, Broadway, Ajblogs, Dolly, Chopin, Yayoi Kusama, 07.04.17, My Wall Street Journal, Abram Chasins

Buckminster Fuller Creates an Animated Visualization of Human Population Growth from 1000 B.C.E. to 1965

Sit back, relax, put on some music (I’ve found Chopin’s Nocturne in B major well-suited), and watch the video above, a silent data visualization by visionary architect and systems theorist... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Design, College, Environment, Chopin, Buckminster Fuller

The Famous Concert Pianist Who Has No Idea What To Do With Chopin

Steven Osborne: "The only thing I've played in the last 20 years by Chopin is the Cello Sonata. I enjoyed doing it, but it was hard work finding my way into the style: I worked out what gestures were going to work and did my best to make it organic. With the music I love […]
Tags: Art, Music, Chopin, 04.13.17, Steven Osborne

Hemingway’s forgotten Spanish civil war play to be produced for only second time ever

The Fifth Column, now revived for the first time in 70 years, is fascinating for what it reveals about the authorNext week the Southwark Playhouse in London will host what will be only the second production in Britain of Ernest Hemingway’s 1937 play, The Fifth Column (the first, produced by Michael Powell, toured in early 1944). Hemingway wrote the play while in Madrid covering the Spanish civil war for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Although the main fighting was by then in the north, M...
Tags: Books, London, Theatre, Spain, Culture, Britain, Stage, Cuba, Madrid, Dorothy, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Rawlings, Chopin, Michael Powell, Southwark Playhouse

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