Frédéric Chopin

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Chopin's interest in men airbrushed from history, programme claims
Journalist says he has found overt homoeroticism in Polish composer’s letters

Philip Oltermann and Shaun Walker

25, Nov, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Chopin: where to start with his music
He composed nothing that did not involve a piano and died tragically young. Yet the Polish composer’s imagination and melodic beauty left a huge imprint on music – just ask Barry Manilow

Andrew Clements

19, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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In Search of Chopin review – the composer with 'a gift from God'
This engaging documentary highlights the emotional power of his music – and his liaison with France’s most famous woman

Phil Hoad

26, Feb, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Wang and Capuçon review – a dazzling display electrifies Chopin and Franck
Wang’s crisp and agile piano highlights Capuçon’s warm and intense cello as the star pair perform the concert of their CD

Erica Jeal

14, Jan, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Maestro Daniil Trifonov to evoke spirit of Chopin on original pianos
Russian virtuoso will perform in film that traces inspiration of the composer’s 24 Preludes

Dalya Alberge

16, Dec, 2018 @8:01 AM

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Chopin: Scherzos and Ballades review – restored to uncompromising glory
Huvé’s recordings on meticulously restored 19th-century instruments have been reissued – it’s a rare and fascinating thing

Andrew Clements

13, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Fryderyk Chopin by Alan Walker review – romance, rage and swooning admirers
An authoritative, accessible biography details Chopin’s personal turmoil and captures his true musical significance

Stephen Walsh

15, Nov, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Chopin Evocations CD review – faultless Trifonov is hindered by plodding tempi
Trifonov/Mahler CO/Pletnev
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Andrew Clements

09, Nov, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Examination of Chopin’s pickled heart solves riddle of his early death
Scientists diagnose rare complication of tuberculosis following analysis of heart stored in jar of cognac for 170 years

Robin McKie Observer Science Editor

05, Nov, 2017 @12:05 AM

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Chopin: Late Works CD review – intense focus on harmonic daring

Andrew Clements

26, Jan, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Julien Brocal: Chopin Preludes etc CD review – quietly riveting

Erica Jeal

12, Jan, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Seong-Jin Cho: Chopin review – mature, touching and passionate debut

Erica Jeal

22, Dec, 2016 @3:30 PM

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