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Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Halina Goldberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth and places Chopin's early works in this milieu. It provides a historiographic perspective that allows a better understanding ... More


Józef Sikorski’s “Recollection of Chopin”: The Earliest Essay on Chopin and His Music

Halina Goldberg

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on “Recollection of Chopin” by Józef Sikorski, the earliest extended essay on the composer's life and works. The author's emotional language captures the immediacy and poignancy ... More


Chopin and the Consequences of Exile

Leon Botstein

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines how Chopin was seen both as an exile who was quite at home in Paris as well as the authentic voice of a nation. Since Chopin was cut off from his homeland, he supplanted the ... More


Chopin Among the Pianists in Paris

Sandra P. Rosenblum

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter demonstrates how, while in the French capital, Chopin immersed himself in the world of opera and developed friendships with numerous opera stars. The French grand opéra influenced his ... More


Middlebrow Becomes Transcendent: The Popular Roots of Chopin’s Musical Language

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explains why Chopin's music has always been so readily appreciated by listeners—far more even than that of still-popular contemporaries such as Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt. The ... More


Chopin and Jews

Jeffrey Kallberg

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter illustrates Chopin's invocation of the word Jew, in contexts that often go beyond the purely descriptive and instead verge into invective and abuse. In a correspondence that otherwise ... More


The Hand of Chopin: Documents and Commentary

Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents reproductions of four studies of hands that have been attributed to Maurice Sand-Dudevant. If these drawings—or even a single one of them—indeed portray the hand of Chopin, at ... More


Chopin and His World

Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849), 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 ... More


Revisiting Chopin’s Tubercular Song, or, An Opera in the Making

David Kasunic

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines a crucially important but overlooked aspect of Chopin's biography—the link between his illness and his perceived singing, and that what seems to occasion this singing is a ... More


The Barcarolle and the <i>Barcarolle</i>: Topic and Genre in Chopin

James Parakilas

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses how the Barcarolle was one of Chopin's last compositions, and he did not turn to the genre or even the topic again. Later composers produced enormous numbers of piano ... More


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