About Nocturne

The Romantic Life of Frédéric Chopin

The third programme of words and music scripted and adapted from letters and diaries by Lucy Parham chronicles the romantic life of one the greatest and most popular composers for solo piano – Frédéric Chopin. The narrative follows his turbulent relationship with the controversial literary figure George Sand, their time together in Majorca, his fragile health and his ultimate demise in poverty in Paris at the age of 39. The readings are interspersed with some of his most loved and poignant compositions.

One of the must-see events on the musical calendar

BBC Music Magazine

The Best Chopin of the Year

The Times

Passionate, humorous and deeply moving

Music Web International

Lucy Parham


Patricia Hodge


Alex Jennings


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