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Donald Macleod explains how Chopin threw himself into Paris life when he moved there in 1831, where he was feted by the great and good. Plus his infatuation with Maria Wodzinska.

Chopin threw himself into Paris life when he moved there in 1831, where he was feted by the great and good - but he was pining for the daughter of a Polish count.

Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op 18 (1831)
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Variations in B flat major on "La ci darem la mano" from Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni", Op 2 (1827)
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Kazimierz Kord, conductor

Etudes Op 10 (1829-32)
Murray Perahia, piano

The Ring, Op 74 No 14 (1836)
Elzbieta Szmytka, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in E flat major Op. 18 (Grande Valse Brillante)

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.
    • DECCA : 476-4347.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Variations on 'La ci darem la mano' in B flat major Op. 2

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson. Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej. Conductor: Kazimierz Kord.
    • HYPERION: CDS44351/66.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etudes Op. 10

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony 88697648232.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    The Ring Op. posth 74 no. 14

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Elzbieta Szmytka.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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