Frederic Chopin : Nocturne No.20 in C# minor (Opus Post.) for piano solo - sheet music, midi & mp3 files. Only 18 of Chopin's Nocturnes were published during his life. This piece wasn't originally labelled as a Nocturne, but it has all the hallmarks of the form so it was called Nocturne No.20 when published after Chopin's death.--my favorite classical piece! Wish I were that good.
Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies.
The Norfolk Chamber Consort concludes its 44th season with "Great Poles," a program featuring music by three great Polish composers: Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutoslawski. April 15th, 2013 @7:30pm, Chandler Recital Hall in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Old Dominion University Elkhorn Avenue and 49th Street Norfolk, VA 23529
Picture of Beethoven conducting. Like Bach and Mozart, another indispensable figure in the history of music. I often think of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart as the "Big Three"... just like GM, Ford and Chrysler used to be. Beethoven went deaf and apparently kept trying to conduct until it became painfully obvious that it just wasn't happening any more. Sad. What a great, emotionally rich composer.