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Donald Macleod discusses Chopin's physical decline, UK tour and and unusual relationship with a woman named Jane Stirling.

Chopin's physical decline, UK tour, and unusual relationship with Jane Stirling. Presented by Donald Macleod

Chopin's ill health was becoming extremely serious, but one admirer managed to coax him on a tour of the UK. It would be his last voyage.

Two Nocturnes, Op 55 (No 1 in F minor; No 2 in E flat major) (1842-4)
Maria João Pires, piano

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 65 (1846)
Jacqueline du Pré, cello
Daniel Barenboim, piano

Viardot: Aime-Moi (arr from Chopin Mazurka No 23 in D major, Op 33 No 2)
Olga Pasichnyk, soprano
Natalya Pasichnyk, piano

Chopin: Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 (1842)
Georges Cziffra, piano.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Two Nocturnes Op 55

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG 00289 477 8445 GB17.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Cello Sonata in G minor Op 65

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Warner 50999 0 91934 2 0.
    • Warner.
    • 1.
  • Pauline Viardot

    Aime-Moi (after Chopin's Mazurka Op 33 No 2)

    Performer: Natalya Pasichnyk. Singer: Olga Pasichnyk.
    • NAXOS: 8.572499.
    • NAXOS.
    • 21.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 4 in F minor Op 52

    Performer: Georges Cziffra.
    • EMI 7243 5 65251 2 2.
    • EMI.
    • 4.

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