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Orin Grossman Presents Afternoons at the Piano - Frederic Chopin: The Last Piano Works - Friday, November 19 at 4:00 PM

Date: 11-19-2021

Time: 04:00 PM


Free virtual event for Fairfield University Faculty, Staff, and Students

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After a tumultuous nine years, the strange relationship between Chopin and the author and Baroness George Sand came to a bitter end. Chopin made one final journey to England and Scotland where he met his final patroness, Jane Stirling. Totally in love with Chopin, she arranged for his medical care and provided him with much needed financial assistance during his last years. Too sick with tuberculosis to engage in a Romantic attachment, Chopin famously remarked that he was “closer to a coffin than a bridal bed.” Still, he wrote one final extended composition, his great Barcarolle based on the flowing rhythm of Venetian gondola boatmen songs. This presentation includes a performance of Chopin’s final masterpiece, The Barcarolle Opus 60.    

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