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Chopin: Poland’s Poet of the Piano

Piano Talks is a TV series hosted by celebrated pianist Janara Khassenova, the artistic adviser and jury member of NTD’s International Piano Competition.

Piano Talks presents an intimate experience with classical music while offering insights into the greatest composers alongside exclusive repertoires from NTD’s International Piano Competition. Its mission is to promote traditional arts of pure authenticity, goodness, and beauty with piano masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.

We would like to share with you our new Piano Talks episode: Chopin—Poland’s Poet of the Piano.

Chopin was the most pianistic of composers, hardly writing for any other instrument. He took small pieces and movements like the scherzo, ballade, and etude, and turned them into full masterworks for piano. Some say that if the piano did not exist, the poetic Frederic Chopin would have invented it.

Repertoires:
Etudes Op.10 No.10
Etudes Op.10 No.2
Etudes Op.10 No.8
Etudes Op.25 No.11
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op.22
Scherzo no.1
Sonata No. 2 B-flat minor, Op.357 (4th movement)

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