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WDAV Launches Radio Chopin™

Today, the world marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin, often called the “poet of the piano.” In a year-long celebration of the anniversary, WDAV announces the launch of Radio Chopin: 200 stories for the 200 years of Fryderyk Chopin. Each two-minute story recounts the people, places and particulars behind the composer and his timeless works.

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Alicia de Larrocha Dies at 86

A diminutive Spanish pianist with a giant talent passed away Friday night. Alicia de Larrocha was beloved as an interpreter of both Mozart and Spanish composers, and played with a lightness and subtlety that seemed to match her small stature. She gave her first recital at five, had her orchestral debut at age nine, and continued her career until just a few years ago when she formally retired. In addition to her role as a concert artist, she was a capable and respected teacher and arts administrator at the Frank Marshall School in Barcelona, where she herself studied with the founder as a child. Read about the highlights of her career and her approach to music making by clicking here.