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  • Abdel Rahman El Bacha (c) Carole Bella

  • Abdel Rahman El Bacha (c) Carole Bella

Abdel Rahman El Bacha — Chopin


  • 20.00 Concertzaal
  • 22.05 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Elise Simoens


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.

Program and performers


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


Abdel Rahman El Bacha: pianoforte, Pleyel 1843