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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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

Release Date: 03/2001

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