By Bwog Staff on
Mar 01, 2010 7 Comments
Today marks the 200th birthday of Frédéric Chopin, but you already knew that from Music Hum, didn’t you? To celebrate, there will be three hours of straight Chopin music in Lerner Piano Lounge from 3 pm to 6 pm as well as free cookies and more.
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@Glenn Gould http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arfYFtc7hlw
@schmonz Interesting interpretation, but most people who love Chopin probably wouldn’t choose Gould’s take. Most people wouldn’t choose Marc-André Hamelin either, but in this repertoire he has a lot more to offer (in my opinion, of course). Here’s Hamelin playing his Triple Etude, which mashes up three of Chopin’s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhgOh8mmefQ
Another fun take on Chopin is Doucet’s “Chopinata”, again here performed by Hamelin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM3iFnwwdeI
@yeah that’s why I posted it, Gould did not like chopin, a very nerdy jab for the 2 people that care.
@Anonymous haha yes that recording is such a bore
@Anonymous i love chopin but i’m stuck in class all day :*(
@colt 45 ugh i wish i could go. chopin was truly magical.
@except that the event seemed to be put together in a rush.
I was peeved at first because I thought the pianists were putting way too much rubato on the pieces, but it soon became apparent that they were just under-practiced and hesitant on their notes.
Does anyone want to switch CC sections with me?