Pugliese & ChopinSep 07, 2021
Pugliese & Chopin
7 September 2021 by Cosima Diaz Campos ©
Osvaldo Pugliese loved Chopin's music. His wife Lydia Pugliese told us in an interview that he would practice Chopin's piano solo work daily. We asked her about Osvaldo's daily life routines. After breakfast he would go for a walk in the park with his wife every morning, and the rest of the morning he would play solo piano work from Chopin, before the rehearsals with his orchestras in the afternoon and the concerts in the evening. Pugliese gave concerts with his orchestra untill he was above 80 years old, a remarkable achievement.
You can listen to Nocturne No. 21 performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Frédéric Chopin composed Nocturne No. 21 in C minor in 1837. It was the last of Chopin's nocturnes to be published, and was done so posthumously in 1938. Among the 21 nocturnes known to have been written by Chopin, this is one of the three that end in a minor key - the other two being No. 13 in C Minor and No. 9 in B Major.
Improvising to Nocturne Nr. 20 in 2014