Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This film presents the beauty of ballet and natural scenery in France, set to the tranquil and refined music of Frederic Chopin. The Polish Chopin (1810-1849), was considered a musical genius even as a child, and perhaps the greatest of all composers for the piano. Chopin wrote few concertos and sonatas, preferring freer musical forms. Inspired by the rhythms and spirit of Polish folk dances -- especially polonaises and mazurkas -- his music continues to be favored for ballet performances. Among his compositions are some 50 mazurkas, 26 preludes, 24 etudes, 19 nocturnes, 15 waltzes, 11 polonaises, four ballades, and three sonatas. Schumann later called him "the boldest and proudest poetic spirit of the time." Chopin's enchanting musical scores make the perfect backdrop for this visually poetic film.
musical-journey, meditation, classical-music, relaxation