Frederic Chopin http://tpr.org en Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord http://tpr.org/post/chopins-favorite-piano-factory-plays-its-final-chord <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sBvZh_GI9A</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:28:18 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 24239 at http://tpr.org Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord Chopin's 'Mad Men' Cameo http://tpr.org/post/chopins-mad-men-cameo <em>Mad Men</em>'s music is as important as its plot and costumes. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:07:17 +0000 Mark Mobley 9309 at http://tpr.org Chopin's 'Mad Men' Cameo Sant'Ambrogio Swoons With Koenig For Newest Release http://tpr.org/post/santambrogio-swoons-koenig-newest-release <p><strong>Chopin, original and transcribed, for cello and piano</strong></p><p>The very latest from cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio, a collection of Chopin's music, actually began a few years ago when she was asked to perform a Chopin recital in Austin.&nbsp; "Suddenly two other pianists asked me to do [Chopin] recitals as well!" says Sant'Ambrogio. "So I started thinking and researching, how do you fill a whole recital after you have the [Cello] sonata and polonaise..."</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:57:42 +0000 John Clare 6936 at http://tpr.org Sant'Ambrogio Swoons With Koenig For Newest Release Scarlatti, Medtner & Schumann Appear At International Piano Competition http://tpr.org/post/scarlatti-medtner-schumann-appear-international-piano-competition <p>We continue working our way through the preliminary rounds of last years contest. This Sunday, the music of Italian Domenico Scarlatti, a man who won a harpsichord "play-off" against G.F. Handel, and was so impressed by Handel's abilities that he always crossed himself when mentioning the composers name.</p><p>Scarlatti left Rome and moved to the courts of Spain and Portugal where he taught Queen Barbara to play harpsichord. Our "concert" starts with three of Scarlatti's sonatas.</p><p><strong>Carrying Scarlatti's style</strong></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:31:05 +0000 Randy Anderson 5693 at http://tpr.org Scarlatti, Medtner & Schumann Appear At International Piano Competition San Antonio International Piano Competition A Lesson In Contrast http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-international-piano-competition-lesson-contrast <p>Contrast really means something to those of us who enjoy classical music. The carefully constructed essence of music is the growth and movement between the various emotional plateaus of the composition. This is where the listener derives enjoyment, knowing that Beethoven, Stravinsky or Leonard Bernstein is in the driver's seat and that while we perhaps have a frame of reference for the adventure, we still don't completely know how the journey will proceed or end.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:31:49 +0000 Randy Anderson 5313 at http://tpr.org San Antonio International Piano Competition A Lesson In Contrast When John, Paul, George And Ringo Didn't Perform… In Search Of Chopin: Part Two http://tpr.org/post/when-john-paul-george-and-ringo-didnt-perform-search-chopin-part-two <p>In pop music, pieces featuring the "original artists" are usually big sellers. These are the performances we heard first and are used to -- not the cover songs performed by other artists years later. Some pieces are so familiar that we mentally hear the scratches and pops on the 45's that we had at home back in the day.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:14:08 +0000 Randy Anderson 4250 at http://tpr.org When John, Paul, George And Ringo Didn't Perform… In Search Of Chopin: Part Two Leonard Nimoy and Frederic Chopin? http://tpr.org/post/leonard-nimoy-and-frederic-chopin <p>When I sit back and think upon my youth my thoughts often turn to television; I am an American after all. One program that gripped me in those days was "In Search of…" where Leonard Nimoy would explore various topics; everything from Bigfoot to the mysterious underwater monoliths thought to be the foundations of Atlantis.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:59:21 +0000 Randy Anderson 3939 at http://tpr.org Leonard Nimoy and Frederic Chopin?