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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Chopin the music of Chopin "he practiced Chopin day and night"
    • n Chopin French composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810-1849)
    • n Chopin United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chopin A liquid measure formerly used in France and Great Britain, varying from half a pint to a wine quart.
    • n Chopin See Chopine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Chopin A Scotch liquid measure now abolished, equal to 52.1017 cubic inches (half a Scotch pint), or about nine tenths of a United States (old wine) quart.—
    • n Chopin An old English measure equal to half a pint.
    • n Chopin A measure of liquids used in France before the establishment of the metric system, and varying in value according to locality, that of Paris being equal to 0.4656 liter, or rather more than four fifths of an imperial pint. The name is now given to the demi-liter, which is a little more than the old measure.
    • n Chopin A vessel, usually a canette or jug of stoneware, holding about a chopin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chopin chop′in an old French liquid measure containing nearly an English imperial pint: a Scotch measure containing about an English quart.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chopine, fr. G. schoppen,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chopine, Old Dut. schoppe; Scot. chappin, Ger. schoppen, a pint.


In literature:

They remained throughout April at Marseilles, where Chopin, in the hands of a good doctor, became convalescent.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
Chopin, Frederic Francois, 76.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Perhaps he would have thought of it if Chopin hadn't.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
It was toward the close of 1831 that Liszt met Chopin in Paris.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
That Study of Chopin's!
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
One must suffer much before one can express the divine sorrow of Chopin.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Chopin's Second Pianoforte Concerto given by the Philharmonic Society, New York City, with S. B.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Chopin face, Chopin fingers.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
In spite of a certain deficiency in form, Chopin is indisputably a great genius.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
It is Chopin's touch that makes her great.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
He wrote a great deal of musical criticism, and an interesting life of Chopin.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
Chopin was a wonderfully gifted and very remarkable man, exceedingly reserved, and with little of the egotism of genius.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
Our hostess, an accomplished pianist, had played a Chopin Fantasia, and the magazine man was expressing his qualified enjoyment.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
His compositions, not many in number, had a deep poetical charm, as had also his soulful interpretation of Chopin's works.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Corsini's next item was a piece by Chopin.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
They wanted Grieg and Lassen and Chopin.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
Give us some of that delightful Chopin you were playing last evening.
"Come Out of the Kitchen!" by Alice Duer Miller
He is sometimes spoken of as the Norwegian Chopin and is also compared with our own MacDowell.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Chopin did not affect her in the same way, and she was calm again.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
CHOPIN BALLADE III., illustration for.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross

In poetry:

I'm nuts about Chopin,
I'm crackers on Strauss;
On Bach and Beethoven
I'm simply bughouse.
"Mad About Music" by Cicely Fox Smith
As Chopin once in his etudes
Miraculously conjured
Parks, groves, graves and solitudes-
A living wonder.
"In everything I seek to grasp..." by Boris Pasternak
Thus Chopin would, at night, instead
Of the outgrown, naive and artless,
Write down on the black fretwork stand
His soaring dream, his new departures.
"Music" by Boris Pasternak
And all day long you played Chopin,
Badly and hauntingly, when you weren't
Screaming on the porch that looked
Like an enormous birdcage. Or sat
In your room and stared out at the sky.
"A Musician's Wife" by Weldon Kees
If I could I'd go back, sit down by you both,
And sign our true armistice: you weren't to blame.
I shut my eyes and there's our living room.
The piano's playing something by Chopin,
And Mother and Father and their little girl
"The Player Piano" by Randall Jarrell

In news:

Michigan State University's College of Music honors Chopin Thursday in the first of eight concerts dedicated to famous composers.
Chopin Society strikes chord with community.
It all began in 1999, the 150th anniversary of Frederic Chopin 's death.
Peter Gabriel, Nick Curran, Chopin, others.
0 Not Frederic Chopin, but a newly birthed xenomorph in a scene from "Prometheus," directed by Ridley Scott.
John O'Conor hand-delivers his country's best kept secret, the music of Irish composer John Field, inventor of the piano nocturne and inspiration to a legion of pianist/composers like Chopin, Brahms and Liszt.
Argentine-born Ingrid Fliter is esteemed for her recordings and concert renderings of Chopin and Beethoven, and on Wednesday, July 18, she showed why this is so to a packed Santa Barbara audience.
Chopin at MSP, courtesy of Ingrid Fliter .
Pianist Kevin Kenner is a Chopin specialist who has been honored with numerous international awards.
Chopin with Leif Ove Andsnes, piano.
A surgeon is struck by lightning and becomes obsessed with Chopin.
Fireflies, Chopin teach harmonic lessons.
Composers such as Chopin, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, and Mozart, and performers such as Heifetz, Horowitz, Segovia, and Rubinstein have all had perfect pitch .
Teatro Luna theater company founders Coya Paz and Tanya Saracho were vying for a role at the Chopin Theatre in 2000, and began sharing industry stories.
Night On Bald Mountain Chopin: Military Polonaise Liszt: Consolation No.

In science:

As an amateur piano player, I find that a piano, can own such a variety of voices, from the soft and sweet ones in Mozart’s sonatas, to the strongest and brightest in Chopin’s Polonaises or Liszt’s Rhapsodies.
Analysis on the relations between piano touch and tone
I am grateful to Arivand Asok, Roumen Borissov, Sameer Gupta, Stuart Kauffman, Fotini Markopoulou and Chopin Soo for collaborations in the work described.
Towards a background independent approach to M theory
Rue, H., Martino, S., and Chopin, N. (2009).
Expectation-Propagation for Likelihood-Free Inference
The algorithm may be terminated after a given number of iterations, when new contributions to ˆπ(y) are below some small fraction of the current value as suggested by Chopin and Robert (2010), or using one of the criteria outlined in (Skilling 2006).
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Note that Chopin and Robert (2010) illustrate, for the case where levels Xi follow a deterministic scheme, that the convergence rate is O(N 1/2 ).
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Finally Chopin and Robert (2010) illustrate that the algorithm performed well for a mixture model and a probit model, but that further experimentation is needed to determine situations where it may or may not work well.
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Finally for nested sampling we terminated the algorithm when a new contribution to the nested sampling approximation of the evidence was less than 10−8 the current value as used by Chopin and Robert (2010).
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Chopin and Robert (2010) have proposed nested importance sampling, and suggested more efficient ways to simulate from the constrained likelihood distributions.
Estimating the evidence -- a review
Chopin (2009), Approximate Bayesian inference for latent Gaussian models by using integrated nested Laplace approximations (with discussion).
Estimating the evidence -- a review
The EP-ABC algorithm of Barthelmé and Chopin (2011) is a fast approximation scheme for ABC posteriors based on constraints on the form (cid:107)yi − y(cid:63) i (cid:107) < .
Some discussions of D. Fearnhead and D. Prangle's Read Paper "Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation"
Chopin, 2009 Approximate Bayesian inference for latent Gaussian models by using integrated nested Laplace approximations.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
There is by now a sizeable literature on asymptotic error bounds for Sequential MCMC and related particle systems beginning with the central limit theorems in Del Moral, Chopin, K¨unsch and Capp´e, Moulines and Ryd´en, ).
Non-asymptotic Error Bounds for Sequential MCMC and Stability of Feynman-Kac Propagators