CHOPIN IN MANCHESTER

PETER WILLIS
48pp 24 ILLUS 2011 OUT OF PRINT B756

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Frederick Chopin's visit to Manchester in 1848 came at a poignant moment in his life. He had left Paris for London after the February Revolution, and despite ill health travelled to Scotland. His concert in the Gentlemen's Concert Hall in Manchester linked him again to the Schwabe family and other friends from Paris. This short study of that visit sets Chopin and his concert there in the context of mid-nineteenth-century Manchester. The following autumn, after concerts in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a recital at London's Guildhall, Chopin returned to Paris, where he died in October 1849.