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Frederic Chopin

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  • 'Prometheus' seeks out classical music in deep space

    'Prometheus' seeks out classical music in deep space
    In space, no one can hear you scream — but everyone can hear the classical music loud and clear. Science-fiction movies have had a long affinity for classical music, and the relationship is a fascinating and complex one. In "Prometheus," Ridley...
  • Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more

    Chopin's bicentennial, Boulez's birthday and more
    The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
  • Maurice Grimaud dies at 95; former Paris police chief

    Maurice Grimaud, who as Paris police chief played a key role in avoiding major bloodshed during France's student uprising in May 1968, has died. He was 95. Grimaud died July 16, Paris police headquarters said; the cause of death was not specified. He was...
  • Hugh Grant: theater critic?

     
    Last week, we reported on Hugh Grant's outlandish story about purchasing an Andy Warhol painting while on a two-day drinking binge. Now the British actor has jumped from the world of visual arts to the theater by publicly voicing his......
  • A classical music bucket list for 2010

     
    The dominant theme in the 2010 musical performance landscape is the Frederic Chopin bicentennial. More than 2,000 worldwide events will honor the beloved Polish composer and his elegiac piano scores. Chopin festivals abound seemingly everywhere: London,...
  • Monster Mash: 'Glee' tour coming to L.A.; Sotheby's posts profit; Giacometti sculpture buyer revealed

     
    -- Victory lap: The cast of Fox's "Glee" is coming to L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre in May as part of a four-city tour. (Playbill) -- In the black: Following staff cuts and other reductions, Sotheby’s said it has swung to a......
  • Google celebrates Frida Kahlo's 103rd birthday by doctoring its logo -- and her self-portrait

     
    If an image of a painting that pops up on a computer screen can be considered a viewing, then Frida Kahlo may be setting a record today for the most glimpses of an artist's self-portrait -- thanks to Google, which......
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
  • Theater Review: Beethoven reborn at Playhouse

    The pantheon of musical geniuses certainly includes George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin and Ludwig von Beethoven. It's about time they dusted off a niche reserved for Hershey Felder. Felder brings all three composers to life in his fascinating repertoire,...
  • Russia Points to Human Error in Deadly Polish Plane Crash

    Russia Points to Human Error in Deadly Polish Plane Crash
    WARSAW, Poland -- Russian investigators suggested human error may have been to blame in the plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 others, saying Monday that were no technical problems with the Soviet-made plane. The Tu-154 went down while...
  • Modern assault on an ancient foe

    Modern assault on an ancient foe
    Known through history as consumption, the white plague and hectic fever, tuberculosis ravages the lungs and wastes the body. It has felled statesmen and soldiers, poets and prisoners, drinkers and doctors in killing sprees that go back at least 3,000...
  • Novel landscapes

    One was a convent-bred beauty with melting black eyes who abandoned her husband and ran away to Paris, where she went through lovers like handkerchiefs. The other, homely and bookish, devoted her prime to theology, then scandalized Victorian London by...