Chapter 5, “Toujours Travailler Bach"

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PAGE 86: WORKS CHOPIN IS BELIEVED TO HAVE WORKED ON, COMPLETED OR COMPOSED IN MAJORCA 

Preludes, op. 28, played by Yuja Wang | read more

Nocturne in G minor, op. 37, no. 1, played by Claudio Arrau | read more

Nocturne in G major, op. 37 no. 2, played by Claudio Arrau | read more

Ballade in F major, op. 38, no. 2, Naruhiko Kawaguchi on an 1842 Pleyel, begins at 1:38:00 | read more

Scherzo in C sharp minor, op. 39, played by Paula Rios, Cartuja de Valldemossa  | read more

Mazurka in E minor, op. 41, no. 1, played by Martha Argerich | read more

Polonaise in A major, op. 40, no. 1, played by Vladimir Horowitz| read more


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: Nobuyuki Tsujii, “House of Wind,”2011. 


PAGE 96: Chopin, Prelude op. 28, no. 15 in D flat major, 1838-39, three examples read more

Example 1: played by Hélène Grimaud  


Example 2: played by Yuan Sheng on the 1845 Pleyel at the Frederick Collection. Starts at 1:14:30


Example 3:
played by Paula Rios in the Cartuja de Valldemossa. Used with permission © Celda de Frédéric Chopin y George Sand


Example 4: sung by the Novi Singers 


PAGE 103: J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, 1722, two examples

Example 1: Prelude and Fugue in C major, played by Yuan Sheng [if video player doesn’t launch: https://youtu.be/8eZuN0N8mXI]

Yuan-Sheng Bach-WTC


Example 2: Click here to Hear Book 1 played by Keith Jarrett


Up Next: music links for Chapter Six…. 

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