(Newswire.net -- February 27, 2014) Lutz, Florida -- If you’re one of the millions of fans of 19th century Polish-French pianist and composer, Fryderyk Chopin, his March 1st birthday could be just the excuse you need to treat yourself to a very special present – ‘Chopin In Your Pocket’. And all for the unbelievably low, celebratory price of $0.99.
The iOS optimized collection contains 50 musical classics at launch, performed by internationally renowned pianists, with the promise of new material, including old favorites and material from Chopin's rarely performed repertory, including three chamber works and his 19 songs, to come. Plans to add new rich and captivating titles to the collection, every week, for at least the next three years, are already in place with the altruistic aim of opening up the mesmerising world of Chopin’s etudes, preludes, nocturnes, polonaises and piano concerti to more listeners.
Developed as a fully loaded companion to the already popular and free Chopin Project 2 Lite App, which contains a much more limited selection of compositions that change from week to week, and officially catalogued as Chopin Project 2, the App provides listeners with a more extensive repertoire to enjoy.
It has been produced by Frederick Slutsky, the visionary behind The Chopin Project®, a global community sharing information, educational, audio and video resources focused on the great composer’s works.
He explains: “We are not releasing this App to become rich as should be apparent from our pricing. We simply want as many people as possible around the world to explore and savor the genius of Fryderyk Chopin. We already have an extensive discography of exclusive, very high quality recordings within The Chopin Project®, listening library, all recorded at the Patrych Sound Studios in New York, and we’re doing what’s necessary to make the entire Chopin repertory available to everyone as inexpensively as possible.”
“The Chopin Project® is a website, facebook and twitter community that brings people together, with each other and with the music they love, so taking advantage of mobile technology to ensure that people can enjoy more of the composer’s works, wherever and whenever they like, was a logical step for us and just part of our plans to extend our offering this year.”
“Having lived and breathed the development of this App for almost two years now, I can guarantee that there’s not another comparable resource, on the planet, in terms of quality, quantity or value, for people who already love Chopin or even for those that just want to find out what all the fuss is about.”
Thanks to the dedication of its creator, the good looking App, which comes with nearly four hours of material, eventually growing to over 16 hours of the most romantic piano music ever composed, is searchable by name, genre, key, and date of composition and there are options to create individual playlists and to feedback comments and requests to The Chopin Project®, which will then be able to improve listeners’ experiences further.
Chopin played a pivotal role in the history of classical music, particularly where the piano is concerned. He was composing and writing music at seven, and gave his first public performance at the age of eight. He went on to produce a legacy of over 225 titles: including 58 published mazurkas, 27 études, 27 preludes, 21 nocturnes, 20 waltzes, 4 ballades and at least 23 polonaises for solo piano as well as several chamber works, 2 piano concerti and 19 songs.
Slutsky concludes: “Our aim is to immerse as many fans, students and afficianados as possible into the magical world of Fryderyk Chopin and the poetic legacy of his piano compositions. We hope making this iTunes App available so inexpensively, by just a few clicks on the computer or iPhone, will bring infinite listening pleasure to millions.”
Interviews, further editorial information, photography or music clips, are available from Frederick Slutsky - email@example.com, 1-813-966-1933 (cell) or 1-813-964-5344 (studio).
The Chopin Project aims to connect a global community focused on the work of Fryderyk Chopin and was the brainchild of Frederick Slutsky who is determined to make Chopin’s music more accessible to listeners and music students worldwide, through a variety of web, social media and live outreach events, digital and printed resources.
Since its genesis in 2007, where it began as an ambitious live concert and symposium series, The Chopin Project® http://www.chopinproject.com/ has become a comprehensive interactive user-focused enterprise. It fulfilled a unique role in the worldwide Chopin bicentennial celebration in 2010. The Chopin Project® facebook community is open to all and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/chopinproject. Those preferring twitter can follow @chopinproject