Donald Macleod explores Chopin's time at Nohant, the country retreat of his lover George Sand, where over seven long summers towards the end of his life he composed much of his finest music.
Donald focuses on Chopin's Mazurkas and his Second Piano Sonata, which shocked contemporary audiences.
Sliczny Chlopiec (Handsome Lad), Op 74, No 8
Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Four Mazurkas, Op 41 (No 1 in E minor; No 2 in B; No 3 in A flat; No 4 in C sharp minor)
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Nocturne in G, Op 37, No 2
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Impromptu No 2 in F sharp, Op 36
Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Grave - Doppio movimento; Scherzo; Marche funebre: Lento; Finale: Presto)
Evgeny Kissin (piano).
Donald Macleod explores Chopin's highly creative final years, spent at his lover's retreat