Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 18, 2011.

Update #2 - For backers only

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    The Chopin Student Reward(Sometimes lessons would last 3 hours): Entitles you to one etude mp3 sent to your email.

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    The George Sand Reward. (She did love him but what was with that Majorca trip): Entitles you to the DVD of Chopin Revolutionary Etudes.

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    The Robert Schumann (who said of Chopin: "Hats off, gentlemen! A genius") Reward: Entitles you to the DVD of Chopin Revolutionary Etudes + Project hat or t-shirt.

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    Karol Mikuli (editor of works by Chopin) Reward: You get all the material that didn't make it to the DVD. Since we are trying to keep each Etude commentary less than 20 minutes in duration this material is the material that didn't make it on the DVD but is interesting nonetheless.

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    The Józef Elsner (Chopin's first piano teacher) Reward: This entitles you to a 30 minute Skype piano lesson on a Chopin Etude or any other piano music that interests you (as long as it was written before the year 1900 unless it is gershwin of course.)

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    Friedrich Kalkbrenner (Kalkbrenner was a prominent teacher and almost became Chopin's teacher but required Chopin to spend 3 years of study with him. NOT!) Reward: Analysis of any Baroque, Classical, or Romantic piece of music. PIece of music will be recorded and analyzed if possible.

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    Charles-Valentin Alkan (A phenomenal pianist and composer and Chopin's neighbor in Paris) Reward: All the rewards above plus any new DVDs or recordings that are released in the future.

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    The Baronne C. de Rothschild(The lady responsible for opening her drawing room and introducing Chopin to the French Society. If she had not Chopin was planning on moving to the U.S.) Reward: Patron or Patroness of the arts. Sponsor an Etude. At the beginning of the commentary of the Etude is a place to sponsor this Etude.

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    Franz Liszt Reward: If you play the piano on a very high level and want to be part of this project we welcome you. Or if you are a great public speaker and would like to narrate the commentary that is also welcome. Remember Chopin wrote these Etudes for his students and always acknowledged when Liszt would play one exceptionally well. He preferred teaching to playing in public.

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