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

Japan’s public broadcasting service NHK  filmed five lectures from the Royal Academy of Music in London, 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 conteporary musicians.