In search of Chopin
28th December 2014
IN SEARCH OF CHOPIN
introduced by director Phil Grabsky
7pm in the clubroom £10
Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin – one of the greatest composers of all time.
His grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances 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?
By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and Kevin Kenner he hopes to answer those questions.
Renowned stage and screen star Juliet Stevenson provides narration. David Dawson brings life to the letters of Chopin himself. followed by a Q&A with Phil Grabsky
to book call 01749 814070 clubroom bar open from 6.30