Chopin - Polonaise Op. 40 No. 2
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Birmingham, Pebble Mill, Jun 10th 1997
During his stay on Majorca with his then lover George Sand, Chopin was also able to undertake work on his Ballade No. 2, Op. 38; two Polonaises, Op. 40; and the Scherzo No. 3, Op. 39.
Although this period had been productive, the bad weather had such a detrimental effect on Chopin's health that Sand determined to leave the island. To avoid further customs duties, Sand sold the piano to a local French couple, the Canuts. The group traveled first to Barcelona, then to Marseilles, where they stayed for a few months while Chopin convalesced.