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Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times

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  • Author: Walker, Alan
    Contributor: Tantor Media; James, Corrie
    Edition: Unabridged
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    2018
    Summary:

    A landmark biography of the Polish composer by a leading authority on Chopin and his time.Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker's monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker's work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin's childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin's romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years.Comprehensive and engaging, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity in this magisterial biography, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century's most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists.

    Subject(s): MUSIC / General | Music
    Original Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Tantor Media, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781977392893