Celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday with Eric Himy
February 25, 2010
St. Paul, Minn. —
Pianist Eric Himy joined host Steve Staruch in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio on March 1, 2010 for an hour-long, all-Chopin recital to celebrate the 200th birthday of pianist and composer, Frederick Chopin.
Himy shared his first experience of hearing the works of the composer. As a youngster, he heard the legendary pianist Artur Rubinstein perform in concert. Young Eric was bold enough to ask to meet the great man.
Listen to our chat when I asked Himy if Rubinstein was one of his favorite Chopin interpreters.
Eric Himy LIVE on-air all-Chopin recital program:
Aeolian Harp Etude Opus 25 no.1
Etude in Thirds Opus 25 no 6
Black Key Etude Opus 10 no. 5
Revolutionary Etude Opus 10 no 12
Mazurka Opus 33 no 4
Mazurka Opus 33 no 2
Piano Concerto no. 1: Romance
Barcarolle Op. 60
Ballade no. 1 in g minor