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This week, we listen to and get to know Chopin's Op. 15, no. 2, the beloved nocturne in F sharp major. Special guest Eli Luberoff joins me for a pianist-comparison listening challenge, including excerpts from my favorite Chopin pianist, Ivan Moravec. We talk about the oddities of the Internet and of one Spotify discovery in particular, and then I guide listeners through the piece and show how its subtle and delicate details make it what it is. In the end, of course, we listen to a complete performance (this one, not available anywhere else!)
Some follow-up links:
Ivan Moravec plays Chopin Nocturnes on Spotify
Pianist #2 plays Chopin Nocturnes on Spotify
Spotify mystery / please contact me IMMEDIATELY if you have any info /intel about THIS
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