18:55 SHURA CHERKASSKY CHOPIN’s VARIATIONS ON ‘La ci darem la mano’ Op.2

Shura Cherkassky in his 85th year (born 1909 not 1911) showing remarkable agility in this difficult early work of Chopin. Surprisingly, he died just over twelve months later in London 27th December 1995. A greatly missed artist.

“Là ci darem la mano” (Italian for “There we will give each other our hands”) is a duet for the characters Don Giovanni (baritone) and Zerlina (soprano) in Mozart’s 1787 opera Don Giovanni (act 1, scene 9).