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Fri July 19, 2013
Chopin’s music may not sound experimental to our ears today—although David Ford says it’s always had an improvisational character to his ears—but the fact is that he was a musical experimenter who definitely pushed the envelope pianistically. Prior to Chopin, and etude was just a little piano study mostly for practicing piano technique. Chopin brought us the concert etude, a staple in the piano rep today. While he didn’t invent the Polonaise and Mazurka he is the composer who recast the polish folk music into piano form and catapulted both of them into the world arena.