About this book
Paperback edition of the book from the editor of "The Guardian", which describes how he set himself the task of learning to play Chopin's "Ballade No. 1" on the piano in the space of a year. This was in the summer of 2010, and the year was to witness the Arab Spring, the Japanese tsunami and the English riots, not to mention Wikileaks and the "News Of The World" hacking scandal.
In 2010, the author was the editor of the Guardian, set himself an almost impossible task: to learn, in the space of a year, Chopin's Ballade No 1 - a piece that inspires dread in many professional pianists. His timing could have been better. This title deals with his works.