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Chopin drove me crazy!

A listener wrote and asked what this piece was. It’s from the Movie “Green Card” that I refer to on the right hand side as: “Did you see the movie Green Card”?

They sent me this link to find out what piece is being played.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41xAfG0Ry5g

Having been raised on Chopin (see About Me) I knew I’d heard this a thousand times! Therefore, I knew it had to be Chopin. BUT .. I’m not so good on titles. I started searching in Waltzes and Mazurkas … it  must be one or the other.

Since what she plays in the video is quite short (and it sounds complete!) – I was only listening to the first notes of all the Waltzes and Mazurkas. Then I even went on to unlikely Nocturnes and Etudes! Going crazy! My library of Chopin pieces is very comprehensive – it HAD to be there! But it wasn’t.

WHY couldn’t I find it? Because she’s playing the very end of the piece!

So here’s the exquisite Chopin Waltz #9 in a Flat Op. 69 “Farewell” played by Ashkenazy.

Waltz no. 9 Farewell


2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jim
    26/10/2008 at 6:59 am

    The main thing Lance is after the hours of frustration, but determined not to give up, I found out WHY it felt so rewarding! The person who requested that I identify the piece wrote me this:

    Hi Jim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much ! My wife was searching this music for years ….
    And you solved in only 1 day !

    Thank you !

    Flavio

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    Lance
    26/10/2008 at 6:54 am

    Haha Jim, glad you resolved your problem, I too know the vexing feeling of hearing a piece and maddeningly fumble into my collection to find that one particular piece! Once you find it though the feeling of accomplishment and bliss is like no other ! lol

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