Chapter 7, “Death Comes to the Funeral March”

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PAGE 133: Chopin, Barcarolle, op. 60, 1845 | read more | two examples

Example 1: played by Dinu Lipatti

Example 2: played by George Walker

PAGE 133:  Chopin, Berceuse, op. 57, 1843 | read 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 | six  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

Example 6: Kassa Overall in “Darkness in Mind,” from the 2020 album “I Think I’m Good”

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 by Gerald Carter. He 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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