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The Pianist

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Chopin the Teacher


Photo, 1849
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Two Concert Pianist Students


Photo, 1849
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Musical Genealogy

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Musical Genealogy

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Mikuli

"Chopin's attention was always directed to teaching correct phrasing. With reference to wrong phrasing he often repeated the apt remark, that it struck him as if some one were reciting, in a language not understood by the speaker, a speech carefully learned by rote, in the course of which the speaker not only neglected the natural quantity of the syllables, but even stopped in the middle of words. The pseudo-musician, he said, shows in a similar way, by his wrong phrasing, that music is not his mother-tongue, but something foreign and incomprehensible to him, and must, like the aforesaid speaker, quite renounce the idea of making any effect upon his hearers by his delivery." Mikuli
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Prelude in A Major

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Phrasing

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Prelude in E minor

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The Pianist

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