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Fryderyk Chopin

Duration: 1:02:39

Donald Macleod looks at Chopin's student years in Warsaw and an encounter with Paganini. He then details how Chopin famously took as a lover the writer George Sand; she became the most important among the various women who played a significant role in his life. Chopin and the writer George Sand were together for nine years and spent all but one of their summers at her country house at Nohant. Finally, Macleod examines Chopin's battle with tuberculosis and its effect on his music.

Available since: Wed 7 May 2014

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Fryderyk Chopin

Donald Macleod introduces music and stories from the life of Fryderyk Chopin

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