Moritz Weber, music editor of SRF 2 Kultur in Switzerland, has made a programme airing this weekend with suppressed letters showing that Frédéric Chopin had erotic relationships with several men. He sends kisses to his lovers, among other tokens of physical intimacy.
He gives a full list of Chopin’s lovers here.
The allegations will be political dynamite in Poland, where gay men and women are being stigmatised by a right-clerical government.
The programme is in German.
Chopin had a perplexing, possibly platonic, public relationship with the French novelist George Sand.