Heard on Campus: Eric McKee on virtuoso composer Frederic Chopin

November 18, 2010

“The truly amazing thing about Chopin is that, as a composer for the piano, he acquired a reputation of the highest order on the basis of a minimum of public performances. He only performed in public about 30 times during his lifetime.”

--Eric McKee, associate professor of music theory at Penn State, on virtuoso composer Frederic Chopin. McKee and Penn State School of Music student, Mi-Jin Lee hosted the final Research Unplugged conversation of the Fall 2010 season Wednesday afternoon.

Video footage of the event will be available on YouTube, and a full podcast of the event will be available on iTunesU and the Research Penn State website, at  http://www.rps.psu.edu/ online.

Research Unplugged is a public conversation series, featuring Penn State professors sharing their research and answering questions. The series includes six Wednesday lectures; each runs from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. The series will be back next semester.


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Last Updated November 19, 2010