Scripted by Lucy Parham
Lucy Parham, piano
Patricia Hodge, narrator
Alex Jennings, narrator
The third programme of words and music scripted and adapted from letters and diaries by Lucy Parham chronicles the romantic life of one the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano – Frédéric Chopin.
The narrative follows his turbulent relationship with the controversial literary figure George Sand, their time together in Majorca, his fragile health and his ultimate demise in poverty in Paris at the age of 39.
The readings are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions.
Nocturne was chosen by The Times as “The Best Chopin of the Year” in 2010