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Chopin and his world /

edited by Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg.

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Names: Bellman, Jonathan, | Goldberg, Halina,
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Series: Bard Music Festival series.
Topics: Music - Poland - 19th century - History and criticism. | Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 - Criticism and interpretation. | Chopin, Frédéric 1810-1849
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245 00|aChopin and his world /|cedited by Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg.
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300 |ax, 369 pages :|billustrations, portraits, music ;|c25 cm
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490 1 |aBard Music Festival
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 00|gPart I. Contemporary cultural contexts.|tChopin's oneiric soundscapes and the role of dreams in romantic culture /|rHalina Goldberg ;|tJózef Sikorski's "Recollection of Chopin": the earliest essay on Chopin and his music /|rtranslated by John Comber ; introduced and annotated by Halina Goldberg ;|tChopin and the gothic /|rAnatole Leikin ;|tRevisiting Chopin's tubercular song, or, an opera in the making /|rDavid Kasunic ;|tChopin and Jews /|rJeffrey Kallberg --|gPart II. Musical and pianistic contexts.|tMiddlebrow becomes transcendent: the popular roots of Chopin's musical language /|rJonathan D. Bellman ;|tKarol Kurpiński on the musical expression of Polish national sentiment /|rtranslated by John Comber ; introduced and annotated by Halina Goldberg ;|tDance and the music of Chopin: the polonaise /|rEric Mckee ;|tThe barcarolle and the barcarolle: topic and genre in Chopin /|rJames Parakilas ;|tChopin and improvisation /|rJohn Rink ;|tChopin among the pianists in Paris /|rSandra P. Rosenblum ;|tThe hand of Chopin: documents and commentary /|rJean-Jacques Eigeldinger ; translated by Virginia E. Whealton --|gAfterword.|tChopin and the consequences of exile /|rLeon Botstein ;|gIndex ;|gNotes on contributors.
520 |a"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." -- Publisher's description.
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