An Evening with Jane Stirling at the National Library of Scotland

Time: 10 October 2018, 5.30 p.m

Venue: National Library of Scotland, Board Room, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Anna Dębowska: piano
Marcin Jaroszek: narration


F. Chopin
Nocturne No 2 in D flat major op. 27 
Nocturne in C sharp minor op. posth.
Prelude No 15 in D flat major op. 28
Nocturne No 1 in F minor op. 55
Mazurka No 1 in B flat major op. 7
Prelude No 20 in C minor op. 28


Nocturne No 2 in E flat major op. 55 

During the event, the audience had an opportunity to listen to a variety of Chopin's  compositions,  including the two Nocturnes which he dedicated to Jane Stirling, performed by the inimitable Anna Dębowska.  Contextualized by Marcin Jaroszek's narration, "An Evening with Jane Stirling" spsn a story of love, devotion, disillusionment and unconditional respect for this somewhat whimsical Romantic genius. It tells the story of Jane Wilhelmina Stirling, who gave so much and received so little. It told a story that has rested dormant for nearly two centuries - a story that will now unfold...



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