Chopin: The Man and His Music

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Courier Dover Publications, 1960 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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This classic in music biography and criticism reflects the intimate knowledge of Chopin's music acquired by the author while studying to become a concert pianist. Part 1 deals with Chopin's life and comments on his teachings and performances; the second part offers a brilliant, piece-by-piece analysis of the entire body of his music. 
  

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User Review  - ReneH - LibraryThing

The first part is a biography, which is interesting, but a bit short. The second part is about all the compositions of Chopin. This part can hardly be read if one is not familiar already, in great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

A long a boring regurgitation of other peoples thoughts and research. In depth description of pictures of Chopin. If I didn't already know the music, I would have written the subject off. How can I get the time I spent on this back again? Read full review

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In the Maelstrom D
21
England Scotland and Pére La Chaise
43
The Artist
51
Titanic Experiments
79
The Preludes
119
Impromptus and Valses
133
The Nocturnes
141
Classical Currents
165
Heroic Hymns of Battle
191
Chopin the Conqueror
213
Index of Works
227
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