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, 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

PAGE 95: 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.
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Example 2: Click here to Hear Book 1 played by Keith Jarrett

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