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Sand and Chopin….. etudes of the muse or the ballade of the…vampire

George Sand is often cast as the villain of the piece, though actually, she did wonders for Frederic Chopin by shielding him from the buffetings of the world. Chopin’s connection with Madame Dudevant, the French novelist, better known as “George … Continue reading

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At the Crossroads of 24 th Street and Voodoo

More genius of Paganini. He was also a guitarist who could run the gauntlet of technical wizardry in his time. After a severe period of gambling and drinking as a sixteen year old he was secluded in a wealthy ladies … Continue reading

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