Visit Chateau Sarzay with Madame Sand and Fryderyk Chopin while listening to his Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 59, No. 2, composed at nearby Nohant Manor in 1845.
Many of the photographs provided by Hanna and Juliusz Komarnicki from their beautifully crafted “Chopin’s Europe” and employed in our video by James De Mauro and Evelyn Bless, depict just what the couple would have seen during their walk to and from Sarzay.
Share the sights, the history and especially the music at once described by Klindworth as “entrancing”; by Huneker as “noble”; and by Hadow, as “perhaps the most exquisitely tuneful and graceful of all his Mazurkas.”
These adjectives have also been used to describe the musical sensibility Arthur Greene brings to this studio performance of Chopin’s Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 59, No. 2.
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