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Donald Macleod focuses on Chopin's final moments and introduces some of the last music he wrote. Including Mazurka in F minor, Op posth 68 No 4; Piano Sonata No 2.

As Chopin's friends gathered around his death-bed, it was his sister Ludwika he called for. Donald Macleod looks back at Chopin's final moments and plays some of the last music he wrote.

Mazurka in F minor, Op posth. 68 No 4 (1849)
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op 61 (1846)
Maurizio Pollini, piano

Melody, Op 74 No 9 (1847)
Olga Pasichnyk, soprano
Natalya Pasichnyk, piano

Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (1839)
Murray Perahia, piano

Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53,'Heroic' (1842)
Maurizio Pollini, piano.

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Fri 9 Jun 2017 18:30

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Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka Op posth 68 No. 4 in f minor

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DG 00289 477 8445 GB17.
    • DG.
    • 20.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat major Op 61

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG 00289 477 8445 GB17.
    • DG.
    • 17.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Melody Op post 74 No 9

    Performer: Natalya Pasichnyk. Singer: Olga Pasichnyk.
    • NAXOS: 8.572499.
    • NAXOS.
    • 9.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor Op 35

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

    Polonaise in A flat major Op 53 'Eroica'

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG 00289 477 8445 GB17.
    • DG.
    • 6.

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