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SIEPMANN, J. : Life and Works of Chopin (The) (Unabridged)

    




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SIEPMANN, J. : Life and Works of Chopin (The) (Unabridged)

The second in our series of musical biographies, written and presented by broadcaster Jeremy Siepmann, with Anton Lesser as Chopin. In this set, the life and music of the revolutionary composer/pianist is unveiled in considerable detail with many musical examples.



Disc 1

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   Chopin and the soul of the piano 00:01:49
2.   Music: Berceuse, Op. 57 00:02:17
3.   Chopin the Pole 00:01:48
4.   Music: Polonaise in G Minor 00:01:04
5.   Early education 00:03:05
6.   Music: Variations on a German Air 00:01:33
7.   Encounters with the Polish peasantry 00:01:02
8.   Music: Mazurka in G 00:01:13
9.   Chopin as industrious pupil 00:00:58
10.   Music: Sonata in C Minor (opening) 00:01:49
11.   He finds his true voice as a composer 00:01:50
12.   Music: Fondo a la Mazur, Op. 5 00:01:05
13.   The fun - loving teenager 00:01:17
14.   Music: Ecossaise, Op. 72, No. 3 00:00:45
15.   Onset of illness and the death of a sister 00:02:05
16.   Music: Nocturne in E Minor 00:04:32
17.   'Hats off, Gentlement! A genius!' 00:01:36
18.   Music: Variations on 'La ci darem la mano', Op. 2 00:03:41
19.   The influence of Paganini 00:01:19
20.   Music: Souvenir de Paganini 00:02:10
21.   The first Etudes 00:00:44
22.   Music: Etude in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 00:02:15
23.   Success in Vienna 00:05:58
24.   Music: Nocturne in C - Sharp Minor 00:01:23
25.   Chopin in love 00:05:19
26.   Music: Polonaise for cello and piano 00:01:33
27.   Stagnation, celebrity and the first Concerto 00:02:18
28.   Music: Concerto in F Minor, Op. 21 00:01:42
29.   Return of vitality and inspiration 00:05:10
30.   Music: Concerto in E Minor, Op. 11 00:10:49
31.   Farewells and the final departure from Poland 00:01:38


Disc 2

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   Europe and Chopin in crisis 00:07:43
2.   Music: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor 00:04:28
3.   Arrival in Paris 00:02:24
4.   Music: Waltz in E flat, Op. 18 00:05:31
5.   Paris, politics, Poles and performance 00:07:40
6.   Music: Impromptu in A flat, Op. 29 00:04:27
7.   Chopin and the Opera 00:01:49
8.   Music: Andante spianato, Op. 22 00:04:37
9.   Chopin and Kalkbrenner 00:02:15
10.   Music: Etude in G flat, Op. 10, No. 5 00:01:47
11.   The cholera epidemic; the fashionable teacher 00:07:52
12.   Music: Etude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12, the 'Revolutionary' 00:03:02
13.   Teaching in earnest 00:04:58
14.   Music: Etude in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 4 00:01:47
15.   'Souplesse avant tout!' 00:02:24
16.   Music: Nocturne in B - Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1 00:05:34


Disc 3

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   The Wodzinska affair 00:03:43
2.   Music: Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1 00:02:08
3.   'An elegant, pale, sad young man' 00:02:14
4.   Music: Nocturne in D flat, Op. 27, No. 2 00:06:10
5.   George Sand and A Majorcan winter 00:22:08
6.   Music: Preludes, Op. 28 00:06:17
7.   Misanthropy, hypocrisy and prejudice 00:03:38
8.   Music: Mazurkas 00:07:25
9.   At Nohant: an idyllic and creative summer 00:02:33
10.   Music: Impromptu in F# 00:05:47
11.   The Idyll continues 00:04:57
12.   Music: Sonata in B - Flat Minor - Funeral March and finale 00:10:41


Disc 4

  The Life and Works of Chopin
1.   The return to Paris 00:02:27
2.   Music: Ballade No. 4 in F Minor 00:12:11
3.   Chopin grows moody, petulant and volatile 00:05:57
4.   Music: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58 - Finale 00:05:33
5.   Failing health and mounting tensions 00:04:34
6.   Music: Barcarolle, Op. 60 00:08:42
7.   The break with Sand; illness; London 00:12:33
8.   Music: Prelude in F sharp, Op. 28, No. 8 00:01:53
9.   Scotland, London, Paris; decline and death 00:14:01
10.   Music: Polonaise in A flat, Op. 53 00:07:13

Total Playing Time: 04:56:50






Author(s):
Siepmann, Jeremy

Reader(s):
Siepmann, Jeremy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Music Biographies

Catalogue No: NA421912

Barcode: 9789626342190

Physical Release: 03/2001

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