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Programme Note

It is well-known that Chopin hugely admired the work of JS Bach and would play his Preludes & Fugues before his own performances, as well as encourage his pupils to exercise their minds and fingers with the great man’s music.

Firstly, a suite from the last set that Bach wrote – a rich, grand and cosmopolitan selection of seven stylised dances from Europe, designed to be played for entertainment in the home. 

The second half features two of Chopin’s most loved works – the romantic third Ballade and the dazzling Scherzo no.2 – alongside a set of Nocturnes by Fauré, who was deeply inspired by Chopin’s soaring melodic lines, and took his harmonic freedom to new levels.

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