Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Chopin: Polonaise In A Major, No. 3, Op. 40-1 “Military”” by Arthur Rubinstein
Not really a “Song” of the Day by Eric Berman, but rather a gorgeous piece of music.
The “Military Polonaise,” “Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1” specifically, was composed by Frédéric Chopin when he was 28 years old in 1838. It is his one of his most popular pieces because of its stoic melodicism and loud and then even louder presentation, making it one of the most dramatic classical piano pieces ever composed.
During the German invasion of Poland in 1939, this Polonaise was played on the radio daily as a national protest to inspire the Polish people.
Nobody could play Chopin and especially today’s Song Of The Day by Eric Berman better than pianist Artur Rubinstein whom NPR’s Ted Libby called “The supreme Chopin poet….His recordings of Chopin can be recommended without hesitation for their warmth, lyricism and expressive point. Never overwrought, the music emerges with spontaneity and freshness.” (http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/ 101426302/arthur-rubinstein-the-supreme-chopin-poet)