Frederic Chopin Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

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At 97, Pianist Ruth Slenczynska has a new album — and plenty of stories

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On his new album, pianist Pavel Kolesnikov arranges Chopin's Mazurkas like a mixtape. Colin Way/Hyperion Records hide caption

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09Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4

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    Mazurka, in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
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Hear Murray Perahia Play Bach And Chopin At NPR

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A Pianist Hears Chopin From Inside His Instrument

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Rafał Blechacz has been named the 2014 Gilmore Artist. In 2005, he swept the five top prizes at the International Chopin Competition. Felix Broede/DG hide caption

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Cachet And Cash For Rafał Blechacz, Named 2014 Gilmore Artist

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He might be young, but Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz has a deep connection to the music of Frederic Chopin. Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Hear Rafal Blechacz Play Chopin At NPR

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The Pleyel piano factory, which once supplied instruments to Frederic Chopin, will close its doors at the end of the year. Francois Guillot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

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Plays Chopin and Medtner

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Kept From Playing Piano, Vanessa Perez Pushes Through To Success

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Vanessa Perez: A Rising Star From Venezuela

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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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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Vladimir Horowitz

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Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63

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Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat, Op. 22

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Nikolai Lugansky carries on the tradition of the grand Russian pianist. Frank Stewart/ Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose

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