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Word/Play – Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin

Coffee Concerts: Word/Play devised by Lucy Parham
Music, Spoken Word / Sunday, 2 April 2017 - 11:30am / Hall One
£16.50 (incl. tea or coffee) / £9.50 Savers* (without a drink)

Lucy Parham piano

Harriet Walter narrator

Robert Glenister narrator

Lucy Parham’s Composer Portraits have become internationally acclaimed. Nocturne chronicles the romantic life of one of 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.

‘Parham’s velvet-gloved sonority and rare ability to impart a poetic coherence to Chopin’s stream-of-consciousness flights of inspiration has one listening afresh.’ Julian Haylock, BBC Music Magazine 2014

Please note this is the Coffee Concert version of Nocturne: The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Henry Goodman no longer takes part in this event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Presented by Lucy Parham.

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Photos from top: Lucy Parham, Harriet Walter, Robert Glenister


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