Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of Chopin's extraordinarily creative final years.

Painter Eugene Delacroix was among the houseguests during Chopin's third summer at Nohant. With music including the Polonaise Heroique, the 4th Scherzo and the 4th Ballade, which distils the experience of a lifetime.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 3 Mar 2010 22:00

Composer Help Page


Find resources and contacts for composers from within the classical music industry.

Take a tour of Ravel's house

At Ravel's house at Montfort l'Amaury

Sara Mohr-Pietsch reveals Ravel's character in his exquisitely-decorated house near Paris

The absurdly talented Herr Mendelssohn


Donald Macleod reveals Mendelssohn's gift for sketching and watercolours.

Composers A to Z


Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.