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A different, a terrible, a beautiful domain.

Chopin left his Polish homeland at age 20, never to return. He lived most of his adult life in Paris, but his heart remained at home. His music is infused with his heritage. His first scherzo – the genre that … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – from Chopin

Haydn gave the Minuet and Trio its place in the multi-movement instrumental forms of the Classical period. Beethoven, always innovative, replaced the elegant Minuet with a more playful, humorous, sometimes darker, scherzo. In Chopin’s hands, the Scherzo retained the form … Continue reading

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