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Ewa Pobłocka recording of Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I - National Fryderyk Chopin Institute

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Grammophone Magazine Recording of the Month JS Bach Das Wohltemperirte Clavier, Book 1 Ewa Pobłockapf  (Fryderyk Chopin Institute NIFCCD 062-063)  Ewa Pobłocka may not be among the most familiar names, but this is simply wonderful Bach-playing, by turns effervescent and consoling, musically imaginative and pianistically resourceful. Click to Read the review I would wish to endorse and congratulate Ewa Pobłocka onthis proud award. I agree with many of the above reviewer's comments (do read it) and encourage you to add this superb account to your music collection. The present recording has been superbly engineered the the outstanding sound man Lech Dudzik and Gabriela Blicharz on a glorious JapaneseShigeru Kawai SK-EX. I would also wish to remind readers of the remarkable birthday recital Ewa Pobłocka gave on 22 November 2017 at the Filharmonia in Warsaw. I re-post this as I was fortunate enough to be able to attend this magnificent live recital of Das Wohltemperirte Klavier, Book 1and …

Fryderyk Chopin's Birthday - 1 March 1810 - Wszystkiego najlepszego Frycek! (Happy Birthday Fryderyk!)

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For a fascinating detailed examination in English of the originally disputed date of his birth  http://en.chopin.nifc.pl/chopin/life/biography/page/2

'Music for Peace' Project : Hiroshima, Warsaw and Chopin - The glorious rebirth of two cities celebrating the 100th anniversary of Polish-Japanese relations through the music of Chopin

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This evening I have just arrived in Hiroshima in Japan from Warsaw on this is my first visit to the country. Such a long and tiring journey from Poland but worth every minute given the humanist aim. I intend to keep a daily internet journal of my experiences here over the next four days as part of an initiative known as the ‘Music for Peace’ project. Perhaps a few more personal observations as well.
The concept brings together communities of different nations and cultures, in this case musicians from Poland, France and Japan, performing together and engaged in workshops  and commemorative activities with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. This laudable aim is to achieve closer international cooperation and understanding. The passionate love of the music of Fryderyk Chopin in Japan scarcely need underlining. In the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition organised by the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute (NIFC) in 2015, of the 455 pianists from 45 countries who applied, 88 …