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VIDEO - Chopin Nocturne Played by Theodor Leschetizky

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Watch and listen as a piano roll of Chopin's Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 made by famed pianist Theodor Leschetizky is played by a reproducing piano.

A noted Polish performer and educator, Leschetizky knew Chopin's playing style first hand and would have approached this work accordingly. Note that many passages are in a style quite different than that of today.

The video was recorded at Stanford University, which recently acquired the Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls, a private collection of more than 7,500 rolls and 10 player pianos.