Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

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Frederic Chopin Conductor: Jerzy Semkow Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Soloists: Rafal Blechacz Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 8088

Frederic Chopin Conductor: Andris Nelsons Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin Soloists: Daniel Barenboim Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 9520

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A pianist accurately transcribed their frustrating Chopin practice session.

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The time Hugh Grant starred as Chopin in a delightfully awkward film

Winnie the Pooh Chopin

This pianist found the Winnie the Pooh theme tune, hidden deep in a Chopin Nocturne

One handed piano Chopin

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