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    [MUSIC PLAYING]Chopin's music.Unique, instantly recognizable, even 200 years after his birth.This young pianist plays on an 1842 Pleyel piano,the same model the composer used.

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    An increasing number of today's musiciansprefer to perform Chopin's work on period instrumentsto get even closer to him to produce musicthe way he would heard it.It's something different to play the pieces on the instruments

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    of the composer's time, because then you are directlyinto this-- where you understand the actual asceticof the composer.Which means things are much more understandable to usabout phrasing, and about sound, and of about dynamics.And this is Chopin's very own Pleyel piano.It's no longer played, but still gives important clues

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    to what he was aiming for.I think Chopin likes this instrument a lot,especially because of the turn he could get ...

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