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Fryderyk Chopin (1810 - 1849)
4. Chopin in Love
Thursday 21 October 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Thursday 28 October 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
'Is she really a woman?' Chopin is said to have asked after his first encounter with the novelist George Sand. This inauspicious moment heralded the start of a relationship which was define most of Chopin's adult years. Donald Macleod uncovers the peculiarly maternal nature of their union and assesses its importance in providing the fragile composer with the support which he needed for his talent to flourish.