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The Chopin Experience: 17-18 May 2008

Portrait of Chopin, from a painting by Delacroix in the Louvre. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images

Radio 3's Chopin Experience was a weekend of programmes dedicated to Chopin, exploring his life and times, the enduring popularity of his music, and his musical legacy.

    Chopin Audio Quiz
    Discovering Chopin

    Who was Chopin? Listen to editions of Composer of the Week and Discovering Music to find out about his life and works.

      David Owen Norris
      Chopin Piano Tutorials

      Pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris presents 3 video tutorials full of tips on how to play Chopin's piano music.

        Chopin Timeline
        Chopin Timeline

        A timeline exploring Chopin's life and music in the context of the times in which he lived.

          Chopin's bust at the monastery at Valldemossa
          Chopin Profile

          Chopin's father was a Frenchman who went to Poland, where he earned his living as a teacher and married a Polish woman ... read more.

            The old village of Valldemossa, Majorca
            Majorca Gallery

            View a picture gallery of the island of Majorca, where Chopin spent his ill-fated winter holiday with lover George Sand in 1838-39.

              Radio 3 broadcasts
              Radio 3 Broadcasts

              Find out about the weekend's programmes as well as related broadcasts in the run-up to the celebrations.

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