Tag Archives: Frederic Chopin

Why Rachmaninov, Copland and Symphony Orchestras Keep Us Moving

There is an intense wheel many of us find ourselves on, much like hamsters. The wheel of life continues to spin, filled with activity, but there seems to be no end to the mounting responsibilities. As it circles with us … Continue reading

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The Romantic Frederic Chopin and His Elegant First Piano Concerto

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) had an intimate connection with the piano. He was a composer of mazurkas, etudes, waltzes, 24 preludes, 21 nocturnes, 3 piano sonatas, 2 piano concertos, 4 ballades, and many more brilliant works that makes one appreciate the … Continue reading

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The Power of Music

John O’Conor is my music hero. The Irish pianist first performed for me when I was thirteen. Before then, classical music was only a small part of my vocabulary. The first song he played was the typical, grit-your-teeth piece attempted … Continue reading

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