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<When it came to Chopin, however, she did not use the flowery ornamentation or the endless trills and insipid floribunda of so many of her day. Her playing was of the utmost sincerity. And Chopin, played simply, devastates the heart.>

I'm surprised 2828 didn't pick up on this.

Have you seen the DVD marking the 40th anniversary of the Doors L.A. Woman album? It is a good watch for the overall insight into how the material was produced and the work that went into it.

One of the bits shows keyboardest Ray Manzarek talking about the song Hyacinth House. He mentions that one of the keyboard pieces he plays during the song is directly borrowed from fellow countryman Chopin. Listening to it more closely, you realize how the sum of the parts again exceeded the very good individual pieces. Each musician was at the top of their game and the lyrics were spot on.
That kind of music is outside my realm of experience.

I didn't even know about the 40th anniversary thing. I may have to look out for that. I just saw the Stones "Crossfire Hurricane" on HBO, it was pretty good but i think i liked 25x5 better.

Hyacinth House is one of my favorites so that Chopin guy is alright in my book <g>.
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