Friday, October 2, 2015

Chopin in Manchester




Looking for another poem, I found the original poem that Anna Maria Mickiewicz sent me...."Chopin in Manchester."

Chopin in Manchester

He did not like the smog
He did not like the damp English weather
Or overcrowded Manchester
Standing by the lake in Prestwich
I can feel his longing
Far away from home
Music is dripping like rain from his thin rapid fingers
In the Gentlemen’s Concert Hall
Today
His statue is silent in Manchester
A frail figure
Longing for music or for the homeland?

Anna Maria Mickiewicz
London

Here is Arthur Rubenstein's version of Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2, fitting listening for this very rainy evening:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGRO05WcNDk

I'll finish with Valentina Igoshina's version of Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-HosIOod_A

Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. I really enjoy the poem and the music together. Beautiful. I, too, like Rubenstein's version. Maurizio Pollini has a lovely rendition also.

    thank you Anna Maria. Thank you Marianne.

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  2. I haven't listened to the musical examples yet, but there poem is on point. Chopin is an amazing character. Thank you.

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  3. Thank you. This is wonderful. Great poem.

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    1. Thank you very much... :) Anna

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    2. You're very welcome. As you can see, I very much enjoy Chopin. I hope to see more of your work. You're based in London, correct?

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    3. You're very welcome. As you can see, I very much enjoy Chopin. I hope to see more of your work. You're based in London, correct?

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  4. Dear All, Thank you very much... I am glad you like my poetry and Chopin.
    Yes, I live in London. Best wishes. Anna :)

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