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Saturday, 1 March 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: March 1 (Chopin)

1810 March 1* - Frédéric Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, Poland; composer and pianist

*March 1 was the date given by Chopin himself and his family as his birthdate; his baptismal certificate listed his birthdate as February 22.

Wiki entry
Chopin Homepage
Chopin: As Seen by a Pianist (La Scena Musicale)

Horowitz plays Chopin Polonaise Op. 53 in A flat major

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