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A Four-Part Course on the incredible life and
powerful music of Frederic Chopin

July 9-30, 2020

Join AmiciMusic Artistic Director Daniel Weiser for this four-part course chronicling the life and music of the great Polish/French composer, Frederic Chopin.  Chopin helped make the piano the perfect Romantic instrument with his melancholy and profound works that still touch our souls very deeply today.  As Oscar Wilde wrote: “After playing Chopin, I feel as if I have been weeping over sins that I had never committed and mourning over tragedies that were not my own.”   We will start with the remarkable prodigy who was discovered in Warsaw and began playing for royalty at the age of seven.  Though he fled Poland just before the 1830 uprising against the Russians, his music kept the folk music of Poland alive from his jaunty Mazurkas to the elegant Polonaises as well as the longer turbulent Ballades.  His short life ended in Paris after a long relationship with the writer, George Sand, as well as close friendships with the painter Eugene Delacroix and the composer Franz Liszt.   Over the four sessions, I will play many of his great works, including Waltzes, Preludes, Nocturnes, and more.  We will also watch some of the wonderful movie, Impromptu, that brings all these people to life with some great acting by Emma Thompson, Mandy Patinkin, Judy Grant, and more.

This will be a password-protected Zoom course available online to those who register.  After you register, I will send you a link every week to each class that includes the password.  On the day and time of the class, just click on that link and enter the password.  Because of the difficulties of remote teaching, I will have the class set with your microphones off so you will be able to hear me, but you will not be able to speak.  There will be a way to write in questions during the class that I can hopefully answer.   You can register below for the whole four-part course or you can also register for selected classes if you prefer.  The course will be on Thursdays at 1:00 except for the week of July 20 when the class will occur on Monday, July 20 at 1:00 instead.  I hope you can join me!

A portion of the proceeds from this course will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank, which is doing an amazing job feeding people in need in our state.  Thank you!!!





Thursday, Jul 09, 2020 @ 1:00-3:00

Home of Daniel and Kisha Weiser
208 Northway, Baltimore

Register below for the whole four-part course for only $100 or click on the arrow next to the price to buy individual classes for $30 each.  The classes will be on July 9, 16, 20 (note this is a Monday), and July 30 all from 1:00-3:00.  You can use any major credit card and do not need to have a PayPal account.  If you prefer, you can also call me at 802-369-0856 to do a credit card over the phone.  Once you pay, I will send you out an e-mail with a link to the class.  On that Thursday at 1:00 (or a little before), just click the link and add the password (you may not actually need the Password with the link, but it will be CHOPIN just in case) and you will join the class.  I will have your computer muted so you will not be able to speak, but you should be able to see me.  I will also hide your video during the class so people are not distracted watching you.  I can talk people through everything on the first class if you are not familiar with Zoom.  While you do not need to have Zoom downloaded on your computer or IPad to watch this, I believe the quality of the video and audio are better if you are able to do this before the first class.  It is free and pretty easy to set up an account if you go to Zoom.com.


Pay with any major credit card. A PayPal account is not required. You can also call Dan at 802-369-0856 to pay over the phone.