Life and Works - Frédéric Chopin

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Life and Works - Frédéric Chopin

This selection contains narration by Jeremy Siepmann, Anton Lesser, Neville Jason, Elaine Claxton and Karen Archer about Chopin's life and works

Idil Biret, Maria Kliegel & Bernd Glemser

Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic & Orchestra Kosice

It contains a 162 page companion booklet with the complete spoken text, a detailed historical background and graded listening plan.

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Fryderyk Chopin: Frederic Chopin: Life and Works

Chopin and the soul of the piano

Music: Berceuse, Op. 57

Chopin the Pole

Music: Polonaise in G minor

Early education

Music: Variations on a German Air

Encounters with the Polish peasantry

Music: Mazurka in G major

Chopin as industrious pupil

Music: Sonata in C minor (Opening)

He finds his true voice as a composer

Music: Rondo a la Mazur, Op. 5

The fun-loving teenager

Music: Ecossaise, Op. 72, No. 3

Onset of illness and the death of a sister

Music: Nocturne in E minor

' Hats off, Gentlemen! A genius!'

Music: Variations on ' La ci darem la mano', Op. 2

The influence of Paganini

Music: Souvenir de Paganini

The First Etudes

Music: Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4

Success in Vienna

Music: Nocturne in C sharp minor

Chopin in love

Music: Polonaise for cello and piano

Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto

Music: Concerto in F minor, Op. 21

Return of vitality and inspiration

Music: Concerto in E minor, Op. 11

Farewells and the final departure from Poland

Europe and Chopin in crisis

Music: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor

Arrival in Paris

Music: Waltz in E flat, Op. 18

Paris, politics, Poles and performance

Music: Impromptu in A flat, Op. 29

Chopin and the Opera

Music: Andante spianato, Op. 22

Chopin and Kalkbrenner

Music: Etude in G flat, Op. 10, No. 5

The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher

Music: Etude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, the 'Revolutionary'

Teaching in earnest

Music: Etude in A minor, Op. 25, No. 4

'Souplesse avant tout!'

Music: Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1

The Wodzinska affair

Music: Nocturne in B major, Op. 32, No. 1

' An elegant, pale, sad young man '

Music: Nocturne in D flat, Op. 27, No. 2

George Sand and a Majorcan winter

Music: Preludes,Op. 28

Misanthropy, hypocrisy and prejudice

Music: Mazurkas

At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer

Music: Impromptu in F#

The Idyll continues

Music: Sonata in B flat minor - Funeral March and finale

The return to Paris

Music: Ballade No. 4 in F minor

Chopin grows moody, petulant and volatile

Music: Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58-Finale

Failing health and mounting tensions

Music: Barcarolle, Op. 60

The break with Sand; illness; London

Music: Prelude in F sharp, Op. 28, No. 8

Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death

Music: Polonaise in A flat, Op. 53

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