Haiku from the Hand of Chopin, Pianist

Haiku from the Hand of Frédéric Chopin, Composer and Pianist

Romantic pianist

Piano proved to be my love

Above all others


I'm rather glad trt put up Chopin, one of my favorite composers for two main reasons: 1) his pieces are so gorgeous (Raindrop Prelude.  Nocturne in C-sharp minor.  Prelude in A major, number 7; just to name a few.  I rest my case), and 2) he pretty much only composed for the piano, which is pretty unusual.

As a relavant sidebar, I remember reading in a Sherlock Holmes story (I'm pretty sure it's in Adventures of, but I can't remember which case) Holmes was trying to remember a violin piece by Chopin.  I thought, Huh.  I don't think there is a violin piece by Chopin (editor's footnote proved my suspicion correct: Holmes/Sir Arthur were wrong!)

If you want to listen to Chopin, try to find any of his pieces performed by Vladimir Horowitz.  He plays them the way they were meant to be played: with clarity, with passion, and without rushing.  You don't get that too much anymore.

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