Chopin is the most easily recognizable composer — his
voice comes through very clearly right away and there
is no hesitation about the authorship of his works.
Starting with his first published mazurkas that he
wrote when he was fifteen years old and ending with
his very last work, Mazurka in F minor, written not
long before his death in 1849, Chopin immortalized
this Polish dance, transforming it into a universally
accepted and recognizable art form.
Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the
most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of
our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from
the Baroque to 20th-century composers. A regular
guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the
United States and abroad, he appears in the most
prestigious concert series and music festivals all over