Classical Notes

Dublin hosting extravaganza for Chopin

27th February, 2010

If you want to delve into the extraordinary life of ‘‘the poet of the piano’’, I recommend Chopin’s Funeral as a good place to start. Benita Eisler’s engrossing book cuts with surgical precision into the fragile psyche of an erratic genius.

In the meantime, however, enjoy a Dublin extravaganza of the enduring masterpieces he created before his death 200 years ago.

A bicentenary celebration of Chopin’s music will...

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