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Chopin's music was a particular Thaddeus Kozuch specialty, representing the largest part of his recorded legacy.

On our website, multiple studio and live concert recordings of some of the works are provided - to show differences in musical interpretation over the years, or when several recordings were available but it was too difficult to choose just one.

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VIDEO:  Chopin Etude Opus 25 No. 3

Thaddeus Kozuch often warmed up with the "Horseman" Etude in F Major.  Kozuch was 73 years old when he made this March 28, 1986 home studio video recording.


We recently discovered several rare 1963 recordings of Chopin Etudes by Thaddeus Kozuch.  The original audio tape was from an old reel-to-reel machine that required pitch correction during editing to properly match the piano.  The sound quality is acceptable given the poor quality of the original media.  The first etude Opus 10 No. 3 is incomplete and is included because these are Kozuch's only recordings we have of this music.  


Presented below, these recordings illustrate how Kozuch draws out the musicality from what are simply often described as so-called keyboard "exercises". 

An audio recording from the 1974 DePaul University faculty recital is also presented.

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VIDEO:  Mazurka Opus 41 No. 2 in E minor (1839)

On March 26, 1986 Thaddeus Kozuch made a series of home studio videos that included this Chopin Mazurka.  Our website has all of them, including music of Ravel, Muczynski, and Ginastera.

On our website multiple studio and live concert recital AUDIO recordings of some of the Mazurkas in two separate groups are provided - to show differences in musical interpretation over the years, or when several recordings were available but it was too difficult to choose just one.

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VIDEO:  Chopin Nocturne Opus 9 No. 1 in B♭ minor

This 1986 home studio recording is an example of Thaddeus Kozuch's reflective and sensitive playing.  Performed many times during his lifetime, Kozuch's Nocturne performances were always eagerly welcomed.

On our website multiple studio and live concert AUDIO performance recordings of some of the Nocturnes are provided - to show differences in musical interpretation over the years, or when several recordings were available but it was too difficult to choose just one. 

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