The Life and Works of Chopin
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Written and read by Jeremy Siepmann (1942-2016), once the BBC World Service's Head of Music, with Anton Lesser as the composer, this audiobook covers Chopin's life in almost five hours of narrative featuring 34 extracts from his music. Beginning with his early years in Poland, it describes Chopin's work as teacher and performer, his development of the piano's expressive possibilities, his relationship with George Sand and the failing health that led to his death aged just 39. 4 CDs 4hrs 57mins