Cellist Pablo Casals, violinist Fritz Kreisler, pianist Harold Bauer and conductor Walter Damrosch in 1904. Blaine Littell Collection of Walter Damrosch Memorabilia / Carnegie Hall Archives hide caption

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Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63
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Chopin With A Polish Touch
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An 1838 painting of Frederic Chopin by Eugene Delacroix. The Gallery Collection/Corbis hide caption

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Artur Rubinstein's Chopin recordings had a fresh sound, as if he were discovering the music for the first time. Sony BMG Music Ent. Photo Archives hide caption

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Chopin's 'Ballades'
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