vol.2b - Chopin's dying wishes

"Chopin's dying wishes - National Edition with great delicacy, understanding Chopin's feelings"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA01knThCtE
On the deathbed Chopin asked for burning his unpublished works.

Yuko on TV: CLASSICA JAPAN 'Yuko Kawai talks about Chopin National Edition' - Vol.2b (Excerpt)



Played/showed in this video:
Waltz in E minor WN29A (beginning),
Waltz in A-flat major WN48 (beginning)

from Yuko's CDs:
Prelude in B major Op.28 No.11 (Chopinissimo VI - Imagine)
Funeral March in C minor WN11 (Various Compositions - BeArTon)

This programme won prestigious JSBA (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association) Original Programming Awards.

Special thanks: really special, great and hugely talented CLASSICA JAPAN team - Ishikawa-san, Miki-san, Takahashi-san, Haraguchi-san and others.

vol.2a - The Opus numbers and Chopin's dying wishes

Playing Chopin and speaking Japanese - Yuko on TV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je0tbQT-ams



Yuko playing/showing Chopin Impromptu in C-sharp minor WN46 [people used to call: Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66] (fragment),
Impromptu in A-flat major Op.29 (beginning),
Impromptu in F-sharp major Op.36 (beginning),
Impromptu in G-flat major Op.51 (beginning),
Rondo in C-minor Op.1 (beginning),
Cello Sonata in G minor Op.65 (beginning)

CLASSICA JAPAN TV 'Yuko Kawai talks about Chopin National Edition' Vol.2a - "The Opus numbers and Chopin's dying wish" (Excerpt)

This TV programme won prestigious JSBA (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association) Original Programming Awards.

Special thanks: really special, great and hugely talented CLASSICA JAPAN team - Ishikawa-san, Miki-san, Takahashi-san, Haraguchi-san and others.



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vol.1b - Prof.Ekier and Prof.Kamiński's attitude toward National Edition - urtext work" (excerpt)

Yuko speaking Japanese - beautiful language.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UemeQ6TZ96Q



CLASSICA JAPAN TV 'Yuko Kawai talks about Chopin National Edition' Vol.1b - "Prof.Ekier and prof.Kamiński's attitude toward National Edition - urtext work" (excerpt)

Yuko on TV: 'Urtext doesn't hold pianists in restraint. Chopin National Edition - really good urtext gives us/pianists/users optimum potential/possibilities. Prof.Ekier and prof.Kamiński know that and believe deeply next/future generation's potential. The most important thing is to know Chopin's facts. Then we/pianists can decide finally how to play. We can choose our own way - our "freedom" '.

This TV programme won prestigious JSBA (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association) Original Programming Awards.

Special thanks: really special, great and hugely talented CLASSICA JAPAN team - Ishikawa-san, Miki-san, Takahashi-san, Haraguchi-san and others.

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vol.1a - The Birth of the National Edition (excerpt)

Yuko plays Chopin Polonaise Op.53 (fragment) - and speaking Japanese.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FQMPKRiNlQ



CLASSICA JAPAN TV 'Yuko Kawai talks about Chopin National Edition' Vol.1a - "The Birth of the National Edition" (excerpt)

What is the National Edition? How did it come into being?

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Chopin National Edition - historic, long-term editorial (URTEXT) work by prof.Jan Ekier and prof.Paweł Kamiński.

"We owe Chopin a debt…
His music allowed us to survive the worst moments, and in the periods of hope extols Polish culture all over the world. We owe it to the author to publish his work in the form he intended. This is the goal of the National Edition: to pay off a Nation`s debt to Chopin."
- Professor Jan Ekier

"Mamy dług wobec Chopina...
Jego muzyka pozwalała nam przetrwać najgorsze chwile, a w okresach nadziei rozsławia kulturę polską w świecie. Jesteśmy winni twórcy to, by przedstawić jego dzieło w zamierzonej przez niego postaci. To właśnie jest celem Wydania Narodowego: spłacić dług Narodu wobec Chopina."
- Profesor Jan Ekier

Special thanks: really special, great and hugely talented CLASSICA JAPAN team - Ishikawa-san, Miki-san, Takahashi-san, Haraguchi-san and others.

This TV programme won prestigious JSBA (Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association) Original Programming Awards.

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