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Fryderyk Chopin

Author : Dr. Alan Walker
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780374714376

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. The Sunday Times (U.K.) Classical Music Book of 2018 and one of The Economist's Best Books of 2018. "A magisterial portrait." --Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times Book Review 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, and written in highly readable prose, 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.

Chopin

Author : Jeremy Nicholas
Publisher : Sourcebooks MediaFusion
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123373875

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An intimate and thrilling portrait of the piano virtuoso, from Naxos, the world's leading classical music label-with two CDs and exclusive Web access.

Selected works for piano: Waltz in A minor, op. posthumous ; Waltz in B minor, op. 69 no. 2 ; Mazurka in F major, op. 68 no. 3 ; Mazurka in A minor, op. 67 no. 4 ; Mazurka in G# minor, op. 33 no. 1 ; Polonaise in G minor, op. posthumous ; Prelude in E minor, op. 28 no. 4 ; Prelude in B minor, op. 28 no. 6 ; Prelude in A major, op. 28 no. 7 ; Prelude in C minor, op. 28 no. 20 ; Nocturne in C minor, op. posthumous

Author : Frédéric Chopin
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Piano music
ISBN : 0849761999

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Selected works for piano: Waltz in A minor, op. posthumous ; Waltz in B minor, op. 69 no. 2 ; Mazurka in F major, op. 68 no. 3 ; Mazurka in A minor, op. 67 no. 4 ; Mazurka in G# minor, op. 33 no. 1 ; Polonaise in G minor, op. posthumous ; Prelude in E minor, op. 28 no. 4 ; Prelude in B minor, op. 28 no. 6 ; Prelude in A major, op. 28 no. 7 ; Prelude in C minor, op. 28 no. 20 ; Nocturne in C minor, op. posthumous by Frédéric Chopin Pdf

Chasing Chopin

Author : Annik LaFarge
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781501188718

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A modern take on a classical icon: this original, entertaining, well-researched book uses the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing how his innovative music still animates popular culture centuries later. The Frédéric Chopin Annik LaFarge presents here is not the melancholy, sickly, romantic figure so often portrayed. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language, an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher, a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution and exile. In Chasing Chopin she follows in his footsteps during the three years, 1837–1840, when he composed his iconic “Funeral March”—dum dum da dum—using its composition story to illuminate the key themes of his life: a deep attachment to his Polish homeland; his complex relationship with writer George Sand; their harrowing but consequential sojourn on Majorca; the rapidly developing technology of the piano, which enabled his unique tone and voice; social and political revolution in 1830s Paris; friendship with other artists, from the famous Eugène Delacroix to the lesser known, yet notorious in his time, Marquis de Custine. Each of these threads—musical, political, social, personal—is woven through the “Funeral March” in Chopin’s Opus 35 sonata, a melody so famous it’s known around the world even to people who know nothing about classical music. But it is not, as LaFarge discovered, the piece of music we think we know. As part of her research into Chopin’s world, then and now, LaFarge visited piano makers, monuments, churches, and archives; she talked to scholars, jazz musicians, video game makers, software developers, music teachers, theater directors, and of course dozens of pianists. The result is extraordinary: an engrossing, page-turning work of musical discovery and an artful portrayal of a man whose work and life continue to inspire artists and cultural innovators in astonishing ways. A companion website, WhyChopin, presents links to each piece of music mentioned in the book, organized by chapter in the order in which it appears, along with photos, resources, videos, and more.

My First Book of Chopin

Author : Bergerac
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 50 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780486424279

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Includes theme from "Raindrop" Prelude, "Minute" Waltz, "Lullaby," "Fantaisie-impromptu," "Butterfly" Etude, "Military" and "Heroic" Polonaise, plus melodic highlights from the most familiar preludes, mazurkas, waltzes, and etudes. Features 23 piano arrangements. Bonus MP3 downloads are included for each song.

Life of Chopin

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2024-04-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9781613105467

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Chopin's Piano

Author : Paul Kildea
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2018-06-07
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780241187951

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In November 1838 Frédéric Chopin, George Sand and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognised as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism - his 24 Preludes. There was scarcely a decent piano on the island (these were still early days in the evolution of the modern instrument), so Chopin worked on a small pianino made by a local craftsman, which remained in their monastic cell for seventy years after he and Sand had left. This brilliant and unclassifiable book traces the history of Chopin's 24 Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with the Majorcan pianino, which during the Second World War assumed an astonishing cultural potency as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. The unexpected hero of the second part of the book is the great keyboard player and musical thinker Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913, and who would later become one of the most influential musical figures of the twentieth century. Kildea shows how her story - a compelling account based for the first time on her private papers - resonates with Chopin's, while simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of Europe and the United States in the central decades of the century. Kildea's beautifully interwoven narratives, part cultural history and part detective story, take us on an unexpected journey through musical Romanticism and allow us to reflect freshly on the changing meaning of music over time.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

Author : Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Page : 199 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2011-10-26
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780737764116

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Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening by Dedria Bryfonski Pdf

Published in 1899, Kate Chopin's The Awakening refused to shy away from its progressive depictions of femininity and womanhood, defying and challenging the status quo. This informative edition explores the theme of women's issues as they relate to The Awakening, investigating topics such as independence, inequality, and identity. Readers are provided with an extensive bibliography of author Kate Chopin, a series of essays the expand upon themes of gender found within the text, and a selection of modern thought on gender and gender roles.

A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby"

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Page : 34 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2016-07-14
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781410344175

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A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby" by Gale, Cengage Learning Pdf

A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

CHOPIN'S SECRET

Author : XAVIER VIDAL
Publisher : Xavier Vidal
Page : 487 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2023-10-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781991179432

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CHOPIN'S SECRET by XAVIER VIDAL Pdf

Could legendary composer Chopin have been part of a secret conspiracy to save the free world from the greatest threat in its millenary history? In 1913, Barcelona was a city in social and cultural turmoil. A few months after the unexplainable disappearance of Subinspector Morillo in a mysterious Casino hidden in the mountains, Inés will be hunted by a sinister secret organization that has spent centuries searching for a mysterious object that can forever alter the balance of power in the world. Given the lack of any official explanation, and determined to find out what happened to Morillo, she will enlist the help of some unlikely allies in a dangerous quest that will take her from the Barcelona streets to the island of Mallorca, where she will be hunted mercilessly by a group of assassins. Her adventure will take her to some unique places like the mythical Carthusian monastery of Valldemossa (where during the winter of 1838, Chopin resided with his lover George Sand, seeking tranquility and inspiration), megalithic monuments, or spectacular Majorcan caves and underground lakes. Millenary secrets will be revealed and new ones will come to light in this long-awaited sequel to THE SUICIDE ROOM, the first novel in the series THE BICYCLE CHRONICLES.

Nocturnes (Complete)

Author : Frí©dí©ric Chopin,Willard A. Palmer
Publisher : Alfred Music
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2005-05-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 1457422794

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Nocturnes (Complete) by Frí©dí©ric Chopin,Willard A. Palmer Pdf

The nocturnes (night pieces) are among the most introspective and personal of Chopin's works, as he was influenced by John Field's pieces of the same title. This complete collection of the nocturnes includes a useful thematic index and footnotes citing the differences between the manuscripts and the first editions. The pedaling, tempos and other musical markings are Chopin's.

Chopin

Author : James Huneker
Publisher : The Floating Press
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2009-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781775411529

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Chopin by James Huneker Pdf

Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen and conducted a stormy relationship with French writer George Sand (Aurore Dudevant). He died at 39 of pulmonary tuberculosis. Chopin innovated many traditional forms of piano music and also created new forms such as the ballade. Though technically demanding, his music is nuanced and deeply expressive. His mazurkas and polonaises became the centerpiece of Polish classical music.

A First Book of Chopin

Author : Bergerac
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 50 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2013-01-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780486171500

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Beginning pianists and their teachers will love this compilation of immortal music by Frédéric Chopin. Fun-to-play, pedagogically sound arrangements include the theme from the "Raindrop" Prelude, "Minute" Waltz, the charming Lullaby, and melodic highlights from the most familiar preludes, mazurkas, waltzes, impromptus, and etudes. Each piece is accompanied by informal notes that share insights into Chopin's life and the unique features of his music. From the lyrical Fantaisie-impromptu and "Butterfly" Etude to the brilliant strains of the "Military" Polonaise and "Heroic" Polonaise, these arrangements of 23 of the composer's best-loved pieces will prove welcome additions to any beginning pianist's repertoire. Plus, bonus MP3 downloads are included for each song to make practicing even easier!

In Search of Chopin

Author : Alfred Cortot
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2013-04-17
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780486316352

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In Search of Chopin by Alfred Cortot Pdf

Profile by a legendary conductor and performer explores the composer's works and concert performances plus his roles as teacher and Polish nationalist, relationships with Liszt and Sand, chronic illness, and tormented, sensitive nature.

Chopin and His World

Author : Jonathan D. Bellman,Halina Goldberg
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2017-08-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780691177762

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Chopin and His World by Jonathan D. Bellman,Halina Goldberg Pdf

A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the company of only a few sympathetic friends and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines Chopin and his music in light of the cultural narratives formed during his lifetime. These include the romanticism of the ailing spirit, tragically singing its death-song as life ebbs; the Polish expatriate, helpless witness to the martyrdom of his beloved homeland, exiled among friendly but uncomprehending strangers; the sorcerer-bard of dream, memory, and Gothic terror; and the pianist's pianist, shunning the appreciative crowds yet composing and improvising idealized operas, scenes, dances, and narratives in the shadow of virtuoso-idol Franz Liszt. The international Chopin scholars gathered here demonstrate the ways in which Chopin responded to and was understood to exemplify these narratives, as an artist of his own time and one who transcended it. This collection also offers recently rediscovered artistic representations of his hands (with analysis), and—for the first time in English—an extended tribute to Chopin published in Poland upon his death and contemporary Polish writings contextualizing Chopin's compositional strategies. The contributors 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. Contemporary documents by Karol Kurpiński, Adam Mickiewicz, and Józef Sikorski are included.