An engaging talk arranged and presented by Elizabeth Handley
The life of Chopin
In this presentation Elizabeth tells us about the music and short, turbulent life of one of the most popular composer-pianists in Western musical history. Fraught with illness, personal and political turmoil – and heart-breaking departure from his native Poland – this was the very wellspring of his inspiration. Illustrated with some of the best-loved music by this quintessential Romantic, we also learn about his subsequent success in Paris, and the impact of his mistress – writer-activist “George Sand”. Discover how Chopin revolutionised piano technique, his influence as a teacher on succeeding generations of pianists, and his contribution to the repertoire of the Queen of musical instruments.
R75 per person - payable in advance - Free seating
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