| 'Play Along with the Masters' Series
Claude Debussy & Frederick Chopin
By Sarah Lane
May 17, 2004, 12:59 PST
Play Along With the Symphony!
Do you have a love for music? Do you play an instrument? Have you ever dreamed of playing in a symphony orchestra? Well, grab your favorite string, wind, or percussion instrument and play along!
First, you must select from either the symphonic video and CD collection weve provided below (See Part I), or check the following program schedules for a symphony performance on television:
Bravo T.V. Schedule
A&E T.V. Listing
PBS T.V. Schedules
TLC Weekly T.V.
Then select sheet music from below (See Part II) to correspond with the video/T.V program you chose to watch or the CD you chose to listen to.
Finally, set up your stand and play along with the pros!
A bit about the artists . . .
This particular page is devoted to Claude Debussy & Frederick Chopin.
Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye on August 22, 1862. He died in Paris on March 25, 1918. Debussy studied with Guiraud at the Paris Conservatoire and came away a prizewinner. To learn more about the life and music of Claude Debussy, visit these websites . . .
The Musical Impressions
The content of this site include an introduction and index of The Musical Impressions, a biography, list of works, audio files, links, and a gallery of images.
Source: Fran Supek
Classical Music Pages
Find information about Debussys piano works, chamber music, and read a complete biography. There is also a picture gallery and list of works.
Source: Matt Boynick
Frederick Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola on March 1, 1810. He died in Paris on October 17, 1849. In accordance with his will, his heart was taken from his body after death and given to his sister. She then traveled to Warsaw to place it in an urn installed in a pillar of the Holy Cross church in Krakowskie Przedmiescie. To learn more about the life and music of Frederick Chopin, visit these websites . . .
The National Chopin Piano Competition, the only major music competition in the U. S. open exclusively to American pianists, has been held in Miami every five years since 1975. Its top winners are sent to Warsaw, Poland, to participate in the International Chopin Piano Competition - the oldest and the most prestigious piano competition in the world.
Source: Chopin Foundation of the United States
Life - Works - Tradition
This Web Site has been set up by the Frederick Chopin Society in Warsaw, which for over 60 years has been collecting Chopiniana and promoting knowledge about the composer and his works. There are three major sections - (I) the life of Chopin, (II) the works of Chopin, and (III) the Chopin tradition, and these three areas cover in total some 30 subjects.
Source: Frederick Chopin Society in Warsaw