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    Post Frederic Chopin

    I love his work!

    Enjoy!

    Click HERE for recordings of his work (and free sheet music)! It requires RealPlayer.
    "The symphony must be like the world; it must contain everything."
    -Gustav Mahler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conductor View Post
    I love his work!
    Why?...............

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    I like his music very much.

    Chopin to me composed some lovely pieces. I find his music easy to listen to but, at the same time very expressive. My LP of piano pieces played by Ashkenazy is just about worn out.


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    Chopin's work is brilliant. He made many lovely music with many moods. I'd say that Chopin is "The Maestro of The Romantic Era"....! ^^

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    Chopin s music is very good. My favourite composer for piano. I love his Etudes and Valses.
    They are the best.

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    I have a biography of his which is entitled "Chopin, the poet of the piano" (written by a Romanian dude) and I like the title very much (the book as well).

    The whole "poet of the piano" thing made me listen to his music from a different point of view, a point of view where he (Chopin) is like a master of words, a Romantic poet which describes his most inner feelings, dreams, thoughts or impressions through a variety of metaphors and all kind of figures of speech.

    Luckily, he was a pianist and all these words and metaphors have their correspondent in music notes, phrases or motives. I think that's why I have quite an image or I feel some very personal feelings when I listen to his music.

    Depends on the mood as well, yeah.

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    Chopin-brilliant. Enough said.

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    Not who I think is best but my personal favorite composer. Love your piano variety.

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    @Conductor: Better place to get free recordings (.mp3 instead of RealAudio, because RealPlayer is annoying): Piano Society, and free sheet music: IMSLP

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    Chopin's pretty much the first composer I started listening to casually to any notable extent, so I respect and like his stuff, but I'm so, so tired of it. When I hear him I feel like I'm gonna get diabetes. Maybe in a few decades I can listen again with new ears.
    People who hide are afraid!

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    Today, Chopin is my number one obsession:
    http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/10...e-montage.html

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    This thread needs more attention! One of the foremost geniuses of the Romantic era, and my favourite solo piano composer behind Liszt and Beethoven. Some of my favourite works by Chopin are...

    Ballades, especially 1 and 4.
    Scherzi, especially 2 and 3.
    Nocturnes, especially Op 27 no. 2, and 48 no. 1.
    Etudes, especially Op 10 no. 4, 9, 12, Op 25 No. 11, 12.
    Preludes, the whole lot but I especially love the last one of Op 28...blows me away every time. What a remarkable ending to this remarkable set.
    I like the Polonaises, Mazurkas and Waltzes, but not as much as the aforementioned stuff.
    The Sonatas are terrific and I do love them, but to me have nothing on the works in the same genre by Liszt and Beethoven, and as far as large scale works go Schumann's fantasy - I also prefer Brahms 3rd sonata.
    Love his first piano concerto as well!
    Also the Fantasie Impromptu - forgive me but i've always loved this work.

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    Gotta love Mr Frederic's Etudes and Nocturnes. Mostly if I feel like my interest in classical music is fading, I'll just listen to this man's brilliant works and my mood is elevated. Nocturne Op 27 & 9 are very nice.

    On the other hand I like "The Ocean" piano piece composed by him as well. Despite me loving to swim and dive in the seas so much.

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    Didn't realize this was Sonata #3 from Chopin from MacAlpine. I feel a Chopin phase coming on.

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    I find his music endlessly fascinating.

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