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4:08 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Celebrating Chopin: Garrick Ohlsson in Recital

Public Radio Tulsa – On Monday at 4:00 pm, Classical 88.7 HD1 presents a special program devoted to Frederic Chopin's 200th birth anniversary, featuring the American pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a solo recital recorded earlier that day in Chopin's birthplace of Warsaw, Poland.

This program is remarkable in that Ohlsson, the first and only American to win the prestigious Chopin International Competition, was selected from all the pianists worldwide for this honor; second, the recital will be given in Poland the morning of March 1, Chopin's birth date.

This music-rich hour will transport you to Poland and Ohlsson's keyboard. Along with the selections below, Ohlsson will offer brief and colorful insights at the piano into what makes Chopin unique among all composers.

This all-Chopin program will include:

Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1
Scherzo in E major, Op. 54
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 3
Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18
Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53