Friday, June 10, 2011

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The relatively new United Nations commissioned composers to honor Frederic Chopin on the 100th anniversary of the composer's death in 1949. The piano continues its Homage to Chopin with contributions by Franz Liszt, who remembers his friend's Polish Songs, Heitor Villa-Lobos who received that UN commission. Then there is Ferruccio Busoni young and older and his two versions of his taxing variations and fugue on Chopin's c minor prelude and finally Leopold Godowsky and his take on Chopin's already difficult etudes and how he turns them into pieces for the virtuoso with stratospheric chops and bravery to match. Hear Chopin and then some this Sunday afternoon at 5 on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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