Chopin Nocturne No. 20: The Darkest Hour Occurs Immediately Before the Dawn

Chopin Nocturne No 20: The Darkest Hour Occurs Immediately Before the Dawn

Frederic Chopin composed no fewer than 21 nocturnes over the course of his career and some would argue that his Nocturne in C# Minor Opus 20 is Read more

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2: Dancing with Liszt

Dancing with Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Of all Franz Liszt’s nineteen Hungarian Rhapsodies, No. 2 in C# Minor is the most celebrated. Inspired by the Hungarian folk music that Liszt came to love as a youth, the manner Read more

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Revolutionary Etude Op 10 No 12: A Melodic Shot Across Time

Revolutionary Etude Op 10 No 12: A Melodic Shot Across Time

I have always respected Chopin for his ability to transcribe his emotions directly into the pieces that he wrote. Revolutionary Etude Op 10 No 12 is perhaps one Read more

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Polonaise Op 53 (Heroic) is thought by many to represent the pinnacle of his success

Inspiration, Force and Vigour: Chopin Polonaise Op 53 in A-Flat Major

Written in 1842, Chopin Polonaise Op 53 (Heroic) is thought by many to represent the pinnacle of his success as well as a clear indication of how technically Read more

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Beethoven Appassionata: A Torrent of Expressive Emotion

Beethoven Appassionata: A Torrent of Expressive Emotion

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Beethoven is one of the most renowned composers to have ever lived and within his sheer volume of work, a handful of pieces serve to at least partially define the Read more

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