Fragile, sickly, depressed, he left his heart in Poland- Chopin suffered and embroidered beautiful melodies into poetry of longing.
Chopin, the poet of the piano, left his heart in Poland and always longed for his homeland during his short but fruitful life. His Polonaise-Fantasy is a tragic statement of a depressed and melancholy man who was capable of writing poignant melodies that went straight to the heart. Along with beautiful miniatures from his Etudes, Nocturnes and Waltzes, Nissman offers some of Chopin's major works for the piano, the instrument he knew and loved best. His Fantasy in F minor is a bold piece of architecture. The dramatic C# minor Scherzo with its beautiful chorale and cascading passage work sizzlesRead more with emotion. Who doesn't enjoy Chopin's popular Fantasy- Impromptu with the "I'm always chasing rainbows" tune in the middle and what about the heroic Polonaise with its galloping horses! Such passion from a frail and fragile poet! His music touches the soul.
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