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Set Chopin Free

A project in San Francisco, CA by Aaron Dunn

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Help us free the life's work of Frédéric Chopin.
Backers: 2288
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $92,452 of $75,000
Dates: Sep 5th -> Oct 20th (45 days)
Project By: Aaron Dunn
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Latest News

Kickstarter Roundup

October 18th - via:
This is a pretty good time for kickstarter. Good enough that I regret I didn’t write this up last week, before Dawning Star finished up. But there are still some great outstanding options. (Read More)

Pianist #2 - Gabriele Baldocci

October 4th - via:
I'm excited to announce that pianist Gabriele Baldocci has generously offered to record for our project. Gabriele is an Italian pianist famous for his Chopin interpretations and for touring extensively with Martha Argerich, who is Baldocci's... (Read More)

Downloading is mean!

September 27th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

100% = Time to get to work

September 18th - via:
Thanks to all of you for meeting our goal with over a month left to go. This would not be possible without each and every one of you. I can't tell you how grateful I am for your support, and how excited I am to get you some incredible music very... (Read More)

The last mile

September 17th - via:
Thanks to all of you for getting us this far. We are now 98% funded, just shy of our target. Even though we won't have funds until the Kickstarter ends, as soon as we know the goal amount is secured we will start scheduling recordings to get music... (Read More)

Awesome Stuff: Reclaiming Classic Culture

September 14th - via:
For years, we've talked about the importance of not letting historical cultural artifacts die out. Unfortunately, today's copyright law has a way of making sure that certain classic cultural works are locked up and hidden away (which, of course, is exactly the opposite of what copyright is supposed to do). Similarly, in some cases mere adherence to tradition and pretension is locking up culture as well. So, for this week's awesome stuff post, we've got three projects about reclaiming culture. (Read More)

A Kickstarter seeks to 'set free' Chopin's life's work

September 11th - via:
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks to release recordings of the complete works of 19th-century Romantic composer Frederic Chopin into the public domain. The Kickstarter, called “Set Chopin Free," was created by the nonprofit Museopen, which works to address a peculiar copyright problem that plagues centuries-old classical music: While much of the sheet music itself long ago entered the public domain, the contemporary recordings of it are all under copyright. (Read More)

Full length Kickstarter video. Sans Aaron.

September 10th - via:
To celebrate the tremendous progress we've made so far, I want to share the promo video in full, without any Aaron in it. This is one of my favorite Chopin pieces, and is a great example of what we are trying to release. For those new to classical... (Read More)

Surprise announcement

September 9th - via:
We're almost half-way to our goal, just a few days in. This is incredible progress, but we've got a long ways yet to go. To help things along, I wanted to announce one of the pianists we have signed up to participate. Among the many talented... (Read More)

Who likes gifts? How about some more of them.

September 7th - via:
We've done so well, in just two days we've gotten 409+ backers and over 22% of our goal! But, in order to meet our goal and to keep up the momentum, we'd like to spice things up with more gifts! We're enhancing the following pledge levels: We're... (Read More)

Please help spread the word

September 6th - via:
Thanks everyone for your support.We're almost at 10% and this is just our first day.  Please try to spread the word, as we'll need many more backers for this to be successful. Our last Kickstarter got 40% of it's donations from word of mouth, so... (Read More)

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