NHK World: Joanna MacGregor lecturing on Chopin’s Mazurkas, 9th July 2016

 

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Japan’s public broadcasting service NHK  filmed five  lectures  from the Royal Academy of Music in London, information pills exploring connections between music and society in Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and contemporary composers.

See Joanna MacGregor’s lecture on Chopin here: link

It explores the political and psychological processes of Chopin’s Mazurkas, touching on nationalism and Polish culture, improvisation, and what legacies there are for us as contemporary musicians.

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