Happy Birthday, Chopin

Feature

Friday, March 26, 2010

"His music seems to fall from heaven," says Garrick Ohlsson of Frederic Chopin. As we mark the composer's 200th birthday, Ohlsson talks to WNYC's Sara Fishko about Chopin's influence on classical piano music.

    Music Playlist
  1. Ballade no 1 in G minor
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Artur Rubinstein
    Album: The Chopin Ballades & Scherzos
    Label: RCA
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Impromptu no 2 in F sharp, Opus 36
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Garrick Ohlsson
    Album: The Complete Chopin Piano Works Vol. 5 ~ Polonaises & Impromptus
    Label: Arabesque Recordings
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Nocturne in D flat major
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Garrick Ohlsson
    Album: No recording available
    Label: performed live in studio
  4. Nocturne in D flat major
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Garrick Ohlsson
    Album: Chopin: Préludes & Nocturnes
    Label: EMI Classics
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Polonaise in A flat
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Garrick Ohlsson
    Album: No recording available
    Label: performed live in studio
  6. Nocturne no. 2 in E flat
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Garrick Ohlsson
    Album: No recording available
    Label: performed live in studio
  7. Etude opus 10 no. 12, “Revolutionary”
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Garrick Ohlsson
    Album: No recording available
    Label: performed live in studio
  8. Nocturne in F sharp Major
    Artist: Frederic Chopin, performed by Mieczyslaw Horszowski
    Album: Mieczyslaw Horszowski Plays Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven
    Label: Nonesuch
    Purchase: Amazon

Contributors:

Sara Fishko

Comments [1]

Brenda K Price from Louisville, KY

Alex was great. He needs to have his own show! But it is time to let Kurt out of the trunk.

Thanks for the entertaining and provocative program.

Mar. 29 2010 12:38 PM

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