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Listen New Name, Same Talent: Yundi At WNYC WNYC

June 15, 2010 – Hear Yundi Li, with his new shortened stage name, play Chopin Nocturnes in the WNYC studios. WNYC


Pianist Murray Perahia

Listen Murray Perahia: Bonding With Bach And Chopin APM

March 26, 2010 – Hear the celebrated pianist play Chopin and Bach, and discuss their music in the NPR studio. APM


Pianist Rafal Blechacz

Listen Rafal Blechacz's Single-Minded Chopin APM

March 23, 2010 – Hear the young, award-winning Polish pianist play Chopin and Mozart in the NPR studio. APM


Pianist Adam Neiman

Listen A Chopin Ballade To Blow You Away APM

March 15, 2010 – Hear pianist Adam Neiman tear into the ferocious and tender music of Chopin, and a piece of his own. APM


Frederic Chopin

Read The Life And Music Of Frederic Chopin

March 2, 2010 – No one before or since Chopin has contributed as many significant works to the piano's repertoire.



Listen A World Of Expression In A Tiny Chopin Mazurka APM

March 2, 2010 – Commentator Rob Kapilow explains Chopin's condensed expression in a three-minute Mazurka. APM


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Listen Chopin's Iconic Funeral March

March 1, 2010 – No one made funeral music quite like Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer born 200 years ago Monday.


Pianist Artur Rubinstein cuts a rug

Listen Chopin With A Polish Touch

February 28, 2010 – NPR's Tom Huizenga and Guy Raz spin recordings by Polish pianists honoring their countryman.



Read Chopin We Love

February 28, 2010 – Hear NPR contributors' favorite Chopin performances on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Chopin specialist Garrick Ohlsson

Listen Garrick Ohlsson: The Chopin Guy WNYC

February 25, 2010 – The American pianist won the Chopin Prize in 1970, and never stopped playing the composer's music. WNYC


pianist Rafal Blechacz

Read First Listen: Rafal Blechacz Plays Chopin WGBH

February 14, 2010 – Hear the young Polish pianist play Chopin's Piano Concertos with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. WGBH

American pianist Earl Wild performs at his 90th birthday recital at Carnegie Hall.

Listen Remembering Pianist Earl Wild

January 27, 2010 – The acclaimed American pianist and composer died Saturday after an eight-decade career. He was 94.


Read Classical 2009: Next Generation And Beyond WGUC

December 4, 2009 – This year's crop was strong for Russians, as well as a young generation of masterful musicians. WGUC

Listen Rossini, Riley And Remixes: New Classical CDs

November 22, 2009 – NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin a wide assortment of new classical CDs.


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Listen Arthur Rubinstein: The Supreme Chopin Poet

March 10, 2009 – The late Polish pianist was an expert at revealing the heart and soul of Chopin's music.


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About Frederic Chopin

No one before or since has contributed as many significant works to the piano's repertoire, or come closer to capturing its soul ...

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