02Maria20180605"Chopin's arrival on the Parisian scene and his infatuation with Maria Wodzinska.

Series exploring the life and works of a succession of composers

Chopin threw himself into Paris life when he moved there in 1831, where he was feted by the great and good - but he was pining for the daughter of a Polish count.

Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op 18 (1831)
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Variations in B flat major on "La ci darem la mano" from Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni", Op 2 (1827)
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Kazimierz Kord, conductor

Etudes Op 10 (1829-32)
Murray Perahia, piano

The Ring, Op 74 No 14 (1836)
Elzbieta Szmytka, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano.