An Evening with Jane Stirling was an opportunity to listen to a variety of Chopin's compositions as performed by the inimitable Anna Dębowska. Her performance during An Evening with Jane Stirling fused the past and the present, as it provide the audience with a unique opportunity to commune with sounds that so clearly carry a message. Combined with readings from Chopin's letters given by Marcin Jaroszek and contextualized by Marek Kucharski's narration, Anna offered a musical voyage in time back to 1848, when Caledonian soil hosted the dying Chopin, impoverished by his declining lot, yet enriched by numerous tokens of hospitality and genuine friendship.
Time: 28 April 2017, 7 p.m.
Venue: Edinburgh Society of Musicians
Anna Dębowska: piano
Marek Kucharski: narration
Marcin Jaroszek: Chopin's letters
Polonaise No 1 in C sharp minor op. 26
Nocturne in C sharp minor op. posth.
Nocturne No 1 in F minor op. 55
Prelude No 20 in C minor op. 28
NocturneNo 2 in E flat major op. 55
Nocturne No 2 in D flat major op. 27
Ballade in A flat major op. 47