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Chopin
Description: RCA Photophone education film reenacting the affair between Frédéric François Chopin and George Sand in the later part of his life.

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Clip #: MF-30A
Length: 10:01
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Subject: Musical Instruments
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1930s, RCA Photophone, Nathaniel Shilkret, Victor Concert Orchestra, Frédéric François Chopin, Frederic Francois Chopin, Polonaise Militaire, portrait actor playing Chopin with arms crossed, reenactment Chopin and George Sand holed up in abandoned monastery in Majorca, Chopin composing at piano as George Sand dressed in masculine clothes and smoking cigar writes at desk, “vigilantes” trying to run Chopin and Sand out of Majorca, Sand hitting “vigilante” and driving them out of monastery, Nocturne in E Flat, break between Chopin and Sand occurring during entertainment in honor of Chopin at home of countess in Paris, women dancing accompanied by harpist as Chopin, Sand and other people watch, Chopin and Sand leaving entertainment and breaking up on balcony, Valse Lente, Chopin on deathbed listening to pupil playing piano for him as he dies, window curtain being closed as George Sand watches from outside, actor playing Chopin with arms crossed


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