Celebrate Chopin's 200th birthday with Eric Himy

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
February 25, 2010
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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

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