In Search Of Chopin
Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, considered one of the greatest composers of all time. hopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this astonishing man? He was terrified of public performance; he fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return; took up with the most notorious transvestite in France and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin.
Starring:Juliet Stevenson, David Dawson, Leif Ove Andsnes
Programme Length:1 hr, 50 mins