The Pianist

An extract from Conrad Williams's recent novel, narrated by Robert Bathurst.

Concert pianist Philip Morahan has a problem - he can no longer play the piano.

He can do everything else, but there are too many distractions ? his agent, his girlfriend, his protege and his reviews.

All overwhelm him in a poignant and comic way.

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SP20100626

A chance to hear the radio drama production of this 5* performance from Szpilman's novel, transferred from the 2007 Manchester International Festival.

A duet for piano and voice, charting one man's remarkable story of courage and survival in a Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Occupation.

Read by actor Peter Guinness, with the ravishing music of Chopin, from concert pianist Mikhail Rudy

Wladyslaw Szpilman...Peter Guinness

Pianist...Mikhail Rudy

Directed by Justine Potter.

Duet for piano and voice charting one man's remarkable story of courage and survival.

SP20071020

Radio drama production of a highly acclaimed performance from Wladyslaw Szpilman's novel, originally part of the 2007 Manchester International Festival.

This duet for piano and voice charts one man's remarkable story of courage and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation.

Read by Peter Guinness, with the music of Chopin played by concert pianist Mikhail Rudy.

TM2006120820070804

An extract from Conrad Williams's recent novel, narrated by Robert Bathurst.

Concert pianist Philip Morahan has a problem - he can no longer play the piano.

He can do everything else, but there are too many distractions ? his agent, his girlfriend, his protege and his reviews.

All overwhelm him in a poignant and comic way.