A programme dealing with the three months' sojourn of Frederic Chopin in Scotland in the summer and autumn of 1848 with JEAN JACQUES OBERLIN
ERIC WIGHTMAN GEORGE MURRAY
Devised by RoBiN RUSSELL
Produced by ANDREW STEWART
On the second of his visits to Great Britain, in 1848, Chopin was persuaded by his Scottish pupil and friend, Jane Wilhelmina Stirling , to go to Scotland. He stayed there for nearly two months, meeting important people of the day and travelling from country house to country house. Sometimes he was amused, sometimes he was bored, but on the whole he thought Scotland a better place to live in than London. His concerts in Glasgow and Edinburgh were successful from a musical, if not from a financial, point of view. During this tour he had been extremely ill, and on leaving he was in the deepest. dejection. He returned to Paris the following year and died there in the early morning of October 17, 1849.
Monsieur J. J. Oberlin, who plays
Chopin, is well known in Glasgow as a teacher of languages and throughout Scotland for his weekly French talks to schools. Chopin visits Scotland was I first produced on May 17 last year.
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