By Jonathan D. Bellman,Halina Goldberg
A new examine the lifestyles, instances, and song of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk Chopin
Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), even supposing the main liked of piano composers, continues to be a contradictory determine, an artist of just about common attraction who hottest the corporate of just a couple of sympathetic buddies and listeners. Chopin and His World reexamines Chopin and his track in gentle of the cultural narratives shaped in the course of his lifetime. those comprise the romanticism of the unwell spirit, tragically making a song its death-song as lifestyles ebbs; the Polish expatriate, helpless witness to the martyrdom of his loved place of origin, 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 accumulated the following display the ways that Chopin replied to and used to be understood to exemplify those narratives, as an artist of his personal time and one that transcended it. This assortment additionally deals lately rediscovered creative representations of his fingers (with analysis), and—for the 1st time in English—an prolonged tribute to Chopin released in Poland upon his demise 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 records by means of Karol Kurpiński, Adam Mickiewicz, and Józef Sikorski are included.
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Chopin and His World (The Bard Music Festival) by Jonathan D. Bellman,Halina Goldberg