The main protaganist of the evening was an absolute jewel among pianos, a unique Playel Piano Forte with the serial number of 13823, once belonging to Jane Stirling, in the 20th century aquired by Éduard Ganche' - a grand piano which has eventually found its way to Chopin's homeland and is now exhibitted in The Collegium Maius of the Jagiellonian University. In 1847, the instrument was selected for Jane Stirling by Frédéric Chopin himself. This Great Romantic played on the piano during his stay in Scotland in 1848. The soundbox carries a dated instription: Fr. Chopin 15 novembre 1848, which might indicate that the composer had this grand with him aone day before his last public performance in Guildhall in London.
The concert held in the Green Room of the Collegium Maius featured nocturnes by John Field and Frédéric Chopin, including one of those dedicated by the composer to his special pupil and friend.
13 May 2017, 17.00
venue: Sala Zielona Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego Collegium Maius
Anna Dębowska: piano
J. Field - Nokturn G-dur nr 12
Nokturn c-moll nr 2
F. Chopin - Nokturn cis-moll op. posth.
Nokturn Es-dur op. 55 nr 2
Nokturn fis-moll op. 48 nr 2
Nokturn Des-dur op. 27 nr 2