Tag Archives: Chopin

The Ubiquitous Prelude

When researching Chopin’s Preludes for a presentation at 2016’s Summer School for Pianists, I was struck by the widespread use of the title –  from before Bach, to Kapustin and beyond. Preludes pop up everywhere, sometimes singly, sometimes in sets … Continue reading

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Field and Chopin – Composers of the Week

Tune into BBC Radio 3 this week for Composer of the Week, featuring the music of both Field and Chopin. Weekdays at 12 noon , repeated at 6.30pm. Or listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mslsc

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Birthday Blog

Today this blog is a year old – thank you to all who have contributed to its 11,000 views! This is the 60th post; the first post on October 24 2010 was Any Excuse to Play Liszt – here. I was … Continue reading

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