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Topic: Chopin  (Read 1828 times)

Offline wes_56

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Chopin
on: March 21, 2004, 01:36:20 PM
I coin a statement about Chopin. Just wonder what do you think about it?

Here it is: "Chopin plunged into the abyss of depression and brought to mankind some of the finest gems of Romantic piano music."

BTW, which composer do you think is great and under-mentioned in today's classical music circle?

Wes

Offline comme_le_vent

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Re: Chopin
Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004, 07:17:45 PM
Alkan.

thats a good statement, but why on earth do you need us to approve of it?
it also implies that all of chopin's music is depressing - which it isnt.
https://www.chopinmusic.net/sdc/

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Offline Daevren

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Re: Chopin
Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004, 10:31:17 PM
Chopin wasn't intellectual enough to be really artistically depressed.

His strenght was in his emotional sensitity and his pure musical talents.

Just my view.

I second Alkan.

Offline alkanite

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Re: Chopin
Reply #3 on: March 23, 2004, 02:50:56 AM
I third Alkan.  And now we have a concerto.

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Re: Chopin
Reply #4 on: March 23, 2004, 05:58:41 AM
alkan - yet again.

also - try medtner.
https://www.chopinmusic.net/sdc/

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