Chopin: The Women Behind The Music

Chopin: The Women Behind The Music

Join in the conversation, as we together enjoy Chopin: The Women Behind The Music, a fascinating documentary about the life of great pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin and the story of the women whose voices inspired his music.

To mark the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, this 2010 film follows young concert pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to explore the singers who enchanted the composer with their voices: Konstancja, a young soprano and the object of his teenage affections; Delfina, a Polish Parisian émigré countess; fellow composer and opera singer Pauline Viardot; and, during the final few months of his life, the Swedish operatic superstar Jenny Lind.

Threaded through the narrative of the film, Rhodes performs a selection of Chopin’s piano music, while rising young opera singer Natalya Romaniw performs some of the signature arias that thrilled Chopin.

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