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Chopin At 200

For the bicentennial of Chopin's birth, hear his music in performance and perspective.

Watch Great Pianists Play Chopin

Recent Chopin At 200

Pianist Murray Perahia

March 26, 2010 Hear the celebrated pianist play Chopin and Bach, and discuss their music in the NPR studio.


Pianist Rafal Blechacz

March 23, 2010 Hear the young, award-winning Polish pianist play Chopin and Mozart in the NPR studio.


Pianist Adam Neiman

March 15, 2010 Hear pianist Adam Neiman tear into the ferocious and tender music of Chopin, and a piece of his own.


chopin death bed

March 1, 2010 No one made funeral music quite like Frederic Chopin, the Polish composer born 200 years ago Monday.


Pianist Artur Rubinstein cuts a rug

February 28, 2010 NPR's Tom Huizenga and Guy Raz spin recordings by Polish pianists honoring their countryman.



March 2, 2010 Commentator Rob Kapilow explains Chopin's condensed expression in a three-minute Mazurka.



February 28, 2010 Hear NPR contributors' favorite Chopin performances on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Chopin At NPR

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Hear pianist Jonathan Biss play the Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61

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About Frederic Chopin

No one before or since has contributed as many significant works to the piano's repertoire, or come closer to capturing its soul ...

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