The Romantic Era is a time when the larger forms become more mammoth than ever, and the miniature forms become more intimate than ever. In solo piano, we find both extremes, made possible through the sheer imagination, genius, and artistic brain powers of individuals, as well as the emerging technology of the modern piano and the unlimited creative possibilities it brings. A piano is like a full, vibrant rainbow created by a single series of monochromes. Its personality is so distinct yet versatile, as if whispering an intimate diary entry one second and showcasing the most powerful grandiosity the next.
To indulge in the full palette of Romanticism in a single sound box, what better tool is there than the piano? To appreciate the piano as a unique yet universal language, what better composer to go to than Chopin?