Chopin, Etude Op. 10, No. 3 in E major (1832)

"After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." – Oscar Wilde

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Benjamin Zander on Music and Passion

“Everybody loves classical music, they just haven't found out about it yet.” – Benjamin Zander

Embedded in this posting is a must-see TED talk by
Benjamin Zander, the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Zander's moving performance of Chopin's Prelude in E minor should be enough to persuade everyone to begin a journey into the world of classical music.