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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

There is something about this piano concerto that fuels my emotions no matter how many times I listen to it. Perhaps it’s the grandeur and passion of its dark haunting melodic lines or the stark contrast of beautiful colours between … Continue reading

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Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

Happy 2014 to all our dear readers!! I would like to begin the new year with an inspiring blog post which has little to do with food or music and much to do with the strength and beauty of the … Continue reading

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Vocalise, Sergei Rachmaninoff

“Two bridge railings symbolize two people supporting each other through life’s journey. But when one railing is missing, it is like one half has gone away.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ As we all know, to be considered great, … Continue reading

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Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff in Sydney, Australia

Through the pages of history, we have often found talent among humanity that transcended our thoughts, changed our perceptions and fuelled our imagination. In recent times in sport, we witness the talent and artistry of Roger Federer on the tennis … Continue reading

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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)

“Music is enough for a lifetime but a lifetime is not enough for music” ~ Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on the 1 April 1873 and is widely regarded as a brilliant pianist and one of … Continue reading

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ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time but moments in time that give us peace and joy. By capturing these moments on this blog, I hope it will also help you to relive your moments in time that … Continue reading

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Yuja Wang, epitome of a child prodigy and virtuosa

“You cannot imagine how it spoils one to have been a child prodigy” – Franz Liszt, virtuoso pianist and composer When diminutive Chinese pianist Yuja Wang made her Carnegie Hall debut in October 2011, the classical music world has already … Continue reading

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Stephen Hough, Classical pianist by night, humourist & blogger by day

“This burning quality and compulsion to play should be there in every human being. In order to live a full life, you have to burn about something.”                           … Continue reading

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Evgeny Kissin plays Liszt, Sydney Opera House

“He is a born musician and a born great pianist” – Vladimir Ashkenazy Such is the accolade given by maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy, himself a virtuoso pianist, to Evgeny Kissin, one of the great pianists of our generation. For a piano … Continue reading

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