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Chopin and Ben D

I agree with you about Chopin - a wonderful composer who in his writings for one instrument created a whole world of original feeling, formal variety and harmonic riches. The greatest composer for the solo piano of all, I believe, though he has to yield to others such as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms etc (Bach too) in the concerto.

Your choice of repertoire seems to have most things in it! Glad you have Ashkenazy who I think is fabulous. The Mazurkas are pretty irresistible too, especially perhaps for those who don't know Chopin well - I must say I much prefer them to the polonaises.

Liked your 'Solace' - a nice piece of what I think of as soundtrack music (though it does repeat the motif too often for me). Who influenced you in this piece?
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