I know you're confused. The latest piece in this increasingly elongated blogging countdown is Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2, which was actually the first one he wrote. It was just published second, hence the numbering. And it ranks in at #72 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame (that is, in the 2020 rankings. Have I really been doing this for a year now?)
Apparently Chopin wrote this piece in his early twenties, which makes it all the more impressive. And fitting that I should ch
We'll get to the fish, but you'll have to bear with me. Ranking at 76th place in the hall of fame is Chopin's Nocturne in E flat major. Listening to a nocturne (night music) in the middle of the day is like eating After Eights for lunch. You feel like you're missing out on the intended effect, but who cares if it still tastes great?
The performance I watched was Valentina Lisitsa's. I can't remember seeing a pianist with such floaty hands. She even strokes and massages the