Frédéric Chopin

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How low can you go? Singer Iestyn Davies’s melancholic playlist
What connects a tea towel, a double-decker bus and a facial? The countertenor picks his 10 favourite tracks that distil the beauty of tears, pull at the heart strings and suspend time

Iestyn Davies

25, Oct, 2022 @1:06 PM

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Prom 19a: Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra review – tears and roars of delight for new national ensemble
Giving only their second ever performance, the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra was highly impressive and deeply moving in a programme of Silvestrov, Chopin, Beethoven and Brahms

Flora Willson

31, Jul, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Briefly, a Delicious Life by Nell Stevens review – on holiday with Chopin and George Sand
A teenage ghost observes the erotic and creative bond between composer and author in Stevens’s playful debut novel

Caleb Klaces

18, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Chopin: Complete Nocturnes review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Though not the most imaginative take on the 21 nocturnes, the French pianist captures Chopin’s music as it was conceived on a superb-sounding 1836 Pleyel

Andrew Clements

08, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Royal Ballet: Balanchine and Robbins review – Vadim Muntagirov’s Apollo is simply divine
The Russian always had technique, now he’s got belief in this terrific all-American programme also taking in work from the 1960s set to music by Tchaikovsky and Chopin

Lyndsey Winship

06, Jun, 2021 @1:32 PM

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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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