Chapter 1, “In a Word, Poland”

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PAGE 1:  “Frederic: The Resurrection of Music” video game, Chopin vs. Sheriff,  Funeral March
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PAGE 5:  The Heynał Mariacki trumpet call, played to the four points of the compass from the tower of St. Mary’s Church, Kraków.

PAGE 11: Chopin, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, op. 20, played by Krzysztof Ksiażek on a copy of a grand piano made by Fryderyk Buchholtz of Warsaw. He gave this performance as part of the Sunday Chopin Recitals in the composer’s birth home in Żelazowa Wola. The lullaby “Lulajźe Jezuniu” begins at 1:02:55 | read more

PAGE 11: Chopin, Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, op. 20, played by Arthur Rubinstein. The lullaby “Lulajźe Jezuniu” beings at 3:20 | read more

PAGE 11: The Polish lullaby “Lulajźe Jezuniu,” performed by the Filharmonia Narodowa with Samitra Suwannarit, soprano

PAGE 12: Chopin, Mazurka op. 17, no. 4, 1830-33, played by Vladimir Horowitz | read more

PAGE 12: Chopin, Nocturne op. 15, no. 3, in G minor, 1830-33, played by Garrick Ohlsson | read more

Page 14: Chopin, Prelude op. 28, no. 17 in A flat major, 1838-39, played by Martha Argerich. The “Castle Clock” refrain begins at 1:44 | read more

Up Next: music links for Chapter Two….