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Abdel Rahman El Bacha

Chopin

keyboard
Wed 11 Oct 2017 -20.00
introduction by Elise Simoens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.05

Grand passions of the 'Polish Mozart'

Frédéric Chopin and George Sand were an unlikely couple. She was a feminist writer, who lived life large and centre stage. He was retiring and preferred to stay in the background. And yet their love burned bright, at least for a time. Chopin wrote his best work - such as the Mazurkas, opus 59 and Sonata no. 3, opus 58 - in the latter, increasingly unhappy years of their relationship. Abdel Rahman El Bacha conjures with colours on a copy of Chopin's favourite instrument, a Pleyel concert grand piano.

programme

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu no. 3, opus 51
Polonaise héroique, opus 53
2 Nocturnes, opus 62
3 Mazurkas, opus 59
Ballade no. 4, opus 52
Berceuse, opus 57
Barcarolle, opus 60
Sonata no. 3, opus 58

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Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu no. 3, opus 51
Polonaise héroique, opus 53
2 Nocturnes, opus 62
3 Mazurk

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performers

Abdel Rahman El Bacha: pianoforte, Pleyel 1843

Wed 11 Oct 2017 -20.00
introduction by Elise Simoens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.05