By Jonathan D. Bellman,Halina Goldberg
A new examine the existence, occasions, and tune of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin
Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), even though the main liked of piano composers, is still a contradictory determine, an artist of almost common allure who most popular the corporate of just a couple of sympathetic associates and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines Chopin and his song in gentle of the cultural narratives shaped in the course of his lifetime. those comprise the romanticism of the sick spirit, tragically making a song its death-song as existence ebbs; the Polish expatriate, helpless witness to the martyrdom of his liked place of birth, exiled between pleasant yet uncomprehending strangers; the sorcerer-bard of dream, reminiscence, and Gothic terror; and the pianist's pianist, shunning the appreciative crowds but composing and improvising idealized operas, scenes, dances, and narratives within the shadow of virtuoso-idol Franz Liszt.
The overseas Chopin students amassed right here display the ways that Chopin answered to and was once understood to exemplify those narratives, as an artist of his personal time and one that transcended it. This assortment additionally deals lately rediscovered inventive representations of his fingers (with analysis), and—for the 1st time in English—an prolonged tribute to Chopin released in Poland upon his loss of life and modern Polish writings contextualizing Chopin's compositional strategies.
The individuals are Jonathan D. Bellman, Leon Botstein, Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Halina Goldberg, Jeffrey Kallberg, David Kasunic, Anatole Leikin, Eric McKee, James Parakilas, John Rink, and Sandra P. Rosenblum. modern files via Karol Kurpiński, Adam Mickiewicz, and Józef Sikorski are included.
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