In Search of Chopin
In Autumn 2014, acclaimed director Phil Grabsky will bring to cinemas around the world the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin – one of the greatest composers of all time. His grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?
1hr 50mins long