Chapter 7, “Death Comes to the Funeral March"

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PAGE 133: Chopin, Barcarolle, op. 60, played by Dinu Lipatti | read more


PAGE 133:  Chopin, Berceuse, op. 57, 1843read moretwo examples

Example 1: an early recording played by Ignaz Friedman, recorded 1928 


Example 2:  played by Vladimir Ashkenazy


PAGE 133: Chopin, Polonaise-Fantaisie, op. 61 in A flat major, 1845-1846, played by Vladimir Horowitz, April 17, 1966 | read more


PAGE 133: Chopin, Mazurka in F minor, op. 68, no. 4, 1838-1839, played by Evgeny Kissin, then twelve years old | read more


PAGE 148: Chopin, Preludes, op. 28, no. 4 in E minor, 1838-1839 read more | five  examples

Example 1: played by Grigory Sokolov on a modern piano


Example 2: played by Yuan Sheng on the 1845 Pleyel at the Frederick Collection. Begins at 1:00:00


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


Example 4:  played by the Andrzej Jagodziński Trio 


Example 5: played by guitarist Adam Palma with Krzesimir Dębski and String Orchestra. Begins at 1:17 

 

PAGE 148: Chopin, Preludes op. 28, no. 6 in B minor, 1838-1839 read more four examples: 

Example 1: played by Yuan Sheng on the 1845 Pleyel at the Frederick Collection. Begins at 1:02:29


Example 2: played by Paula Rios in the Cartuja de Valldemossa. Used with permission © Celda de Frédéric Chopin y George Sand


Example 3: played by Yuja Wang on a modern piano


Example 4:  played by Wojcicech Switala on an 1848 Pleyel, starts at 7:09


PAGE 149: Chopin, Preludes op. 28, no. 4 in E minor and no. 6 in B minor, played on a two manual pipe organ at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Ashfield, Australia. Carter plays fifteen of the preludes; the one in E minor begins at 2:55 and the one in B minor begins at 4:52


PAGE 155: Chopin, Nocturne op. 9, no. 2 in E flat Major read more four examples

Example 1: played by Sergei Rachmaninoff


Example 2: played by Nottingshamshire police officer Craig Bull 


Example 3:  played by jazz pianist Jacques Loussier  


Example 4: played by Bart van Oort on an 1842 Pleyel 


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