Chopin and his patrons
Distinguished pianist Tomasz Lis will present the seventh concert in the series of Music At Unique Venues. The lecture recital will take place at Lauderdale House, build in 1582 during the reign of Elisabeth I. In 1645 the house was inherited by Earl of Lauderdale and visited by such notable people like Charles II, Samuel Pepys and Nell Gwyn.
During the evening Tomasz Lis will give a recital of Chopin’s music as well as discuss his most illustrious patrons, focusing his attention on the three most lavish and distinguished salons of the day ruled over by Harriet Lady Granville, Baroness Thérèse d’Apponyi and Baronne Betty de Rothschild.
The lecture recital will by illustrated with paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Eugène Delacroix. Wine will be served during the interval and the audience will have an exclusive access to the house and its surrounding gardens.
Fantaisie Op.49 in F minor; Polonaise-Fantaisie Op.61 in A flat major; Mazurkas Op.59; Nocturnes Op.27; Nocturnes Op.62; Mazurkas Op.17.
Venue: Lauderdale House