The day's agenda in two different ways, much too tiresome to describe here. I missed Mass from Saint-Eugène, managed to follow Vespers, and am currently listening to Dmitry Ablogin play (at the 'Chopin and his Europe' festival in Warsaw) three works of Chopin (Etude in C sharp minor op 25 no 7, Nocturne in D flat major op 27 no 2, and Polonaise-Fantasie op 61); he began with Mendelssohn's Andante cantabile e Presto agitato MWV U 141, and will finish the recital with Beethoven's Diabelli Variations op 120. He's playing an 'historic' Erard pianoforte (although I don't know what that 'historic' means, specifically).
There is an 18 minute documentary devoted to the making of the piano M. Ablogin is playing. It is a replice of Chopin's own piano, apparently: the contemporary maker is named Paul McNulty. There are several videos available about him and his craftsmanship.
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