Posted by Roger Boylan on Thursday, March 1, 2012,
gloomy chap in the photo is Frederic Chopin. What with the TB that was
soon to kill him and the collapse of his affair with George Sand (aka
Aurore Dupin), he had reason enough to look bummed. Anyway, it's his
202nd birthday, or near enough (Feb. 22nd). Honor the memory of the
greatest composer for the piano by listening to one of his greatest
interpreters, Martha Argerich, play the sublime Andante Spianato. Poor Chopin. Happy birthday anyway, maestro Continue reading ...