The modern ballet of Folies Dance Company seemed incongruous with guitars rocking Chopin
The concert is being held under the auspices of Bogdan Zdrojewski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, and Farouq Hosni, Minister of Culture of Egypt, as part of the worldwide celebration of 'The Year of Chopin
2010', celebrating the bicentennial of Chopin
's (1810-1849) birth in Zelazowa Wola, Poland.
He will be performing the Six Consolations by Liszt, Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, pieces by Chopin
and Kalinnikov, and bringing his December 7 recital to a rousing climax with Gershwin's Rhadsody in Blue.
Whenever someone approached Chopin
asking him to spare a minute, he would immediately play the oneminute waltz," said Trzaskowski.
People often assume that Chopin
was French--he spent half his life in France and is buried in Paris' famous Pere Lachaise cemetery.
El poeta por antonomasia del piano, Chopin
abre y cierra un mundo pianistico cargado de singularidad; los contemporaneos que lo imitaron han sido olvidados, y aquellos que buscaron distanciarse de el, obnubilados por la sorda vanidad, no alcanzaron similar altura.
In a performance that spanned over two hours, the prodigy treated guests to a repertoire dominated by a selection of Chopin
pieces, in honour of the ongoing celebration of the composer's bicentennial year at Abu Dhabi Festival 2010, organised by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF).
Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii and China-born Yundi Li will give piano recitals as part of the Chopin
Bicentennial celebration, which is a core theme in this year's festival.
After having spent the first 20 years of his life in his homeland, Chopin
left just before the November 1830 Polish insurrection against Tsarist Russia.
Even 200 years after his birth, things that appear simple about Chopin
are actually more complicated than they seem.
Among the composers whose anniversaries we celebrate this year are Chopin
and Mahler - and in this case it really is a celebration, for 2010 marks their birthdays instead of their demise.
Composer Fryderyk Chopin
(1810-1849), one of the great masters of Romantic music, was a child prodigy pianist who, at age seven, wrote his first musical score--a polonaise.
Hace ciento sesenta anos, el 17 de octubre de 1849, murio el poeta mazoviano Federico Chopin
, inventor de un universo musical de consistencia y hermosura tales que resulta triste que tras tanto tiempo sea casi totalmente desoido por el comun de los mortales.
The countryside and towns are beautifully drawn and bursting with colour, while the music - by Chopin
- is magnificent.
Le titre choisi pour cette traduction est George Sand and Frederick Chopin