Regional Spotlight: Elisso Virsaladze and Chopin

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
August 11, 2011
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St. Paul, Minn. — The greater the pianist the larger the palate of colors and characters at her disposal.

In the Regional Spotlight Thursday afternoon Steve Staruch revists a Chopin Society recital given this past April at Sundin Hall at Hamline University.

Elisso Virsaladze performs the Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie, at times making the instrument sound like a harp, then like a little girl singing and then.....well, you get the idea. A most colorful and characterful Chopin performance is in this week's Regional Spotlight at Classical MPR.

Regional Spotlight airs Thursday at 3 p.m. on Classical MPR stations and web stream.

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