CHOPIN: A Polish ‘Nationalist’ whose music also resonates across China

“BEIJING — The great Polish composer Frederic Chopin is one of the classical music world’s best-loved musicians, admired both for his lyrical piano compositions and romantic life story.The bicentennial of his birth has thus been marked by a seemingly endless series of concerts and commemorations. While many of these are in Poland (where Chopin was […]

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A SORT OF MADNESS: As a collector myself, I’ve long believed that ‘collecting’ (like any addiction) is …

Madness – Welcome to the House of Vinyl As a collector myself, I’ve long believed that ‘collecting’ (like any addiction) is a sort of madness. For some unfathomable reason, you become convinced that certain things are worth far more than they really are. It’s not helped by idiot reviewers raving over certain discs as though […]

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