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Presented by Sarah Walker.

With Russian-born pianist Nikolai Demidenko in conversation, and he features in an all-Chopin recital given in 2008 at London's Wigmore Hall.

Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60; Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58; 24 Preludes, Op 28

Sarah visits the Mediterranean island of Majorca to try to unravel some of the legends that have grown up around Chopin's ill-fated winter holiday there in 1838-39 with his new lover, the famous French novelist George Sand. Featuring music he composed during his stay - including some of the Preludes and the Mazurka in E minor, Op 41, No 2.

Plus Sarah presents Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2, in F minor, Op 21, performed by Martha Argerich.

And The Chopin Moment: If you play the piano, now is the time to join with Sarah and listeners around the country and play some Chopin - whether at home, in the pub or even in the street!

3 hours

Last on

Sun 18 May 2008 13:00
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