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Thus the purity of the national expression in Chopin's music is linked to the purity of Chopin's personal identity as a Pole — both inherited and consciously cultivated . Zygmunt Noskowski concurred with his predecessors's view that ...

Author: Halina Goldberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253216281

Category: Music

Page: 368

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This multidisciplinary collection addresses Chopin's life and oeuvre in various cultural contexts of his era. Fourteen original essays by internationally-known scholars suggest new connections between his compositions and the intellectual, literary, artistic, and musical environs of Warsaw and Paris. Individual essays consider representations of Chopin in the visual arts; reception in the United States and in Poland; analytical aspects of the mazurkas and waltzes; and political, literary, and gender aspects of Chopin's music and legacy. Several senior scholars represent the fields of American, Western European, and Polish history; Slavic literature; musicology; music theory; and art history.
2004 By Halina Goldberg

Gaines, James R. Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Ganche, Edouard. Chopin: Sa vie et ses œuvres [1913]. Geneva: Minkoff, 1972. Gerhard, Anselm.

Author: Jonathan Bellman

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195338867

Category: Music

Page: 197

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Chopin's Polish Ballade examines the Second Ballade, Op. 38, and how that work gave voice to the Polish cultural preoccupations of the 1830s, using musical conventions from French opera and amateur piano music. This approach provides answers to several persistent questions about the work's form, programmatic content, and poetic inspiration.

Chopiniana and Les Sylphides (the latter in several versions, associated with Diaghilev's Les Ballets Russes). The celebrations of Chopin's ... In Goldberg, ed., The Age of Chopin (2004): 162–200. See 71. Discusses Chopin's music in the ...

Author: William Smialek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135839031

Category: Music

Page: 280

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Frédéric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer. The second edition includes research published since the publication of the first edition and provides electronic resources.
2015-06-05 By William Smialek

“The Rhetoric of Genre: Chopin's Nocturne in G Minor,” 19th-Century Music 11 (1987–1988), pp. 238–261; reprinted in Kallberg ... 21–32 “Chopiniana and Music's Contextual Allusions,” in The Age of Chopin: Interdisciplinary Inquiries, ed.

Author: David Damschroder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107108578

Category: Music

Page: 310

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Penetrating, innovative analyses of numerous compositions by Chopin, integrating Schenkerian principles and a fresh perspective on harmony.
2015-06-11 By David Damschroder

As Andreas Ballstaedtnotes in his essay on Chopin in the salon, “only when Chopin is freed from the stigma of the ... 4Maja Trochimczyk, “Chopin and the 'Polish Race': On National Ideologies and the Chopin Reception,” in The Age of ...

Author: Halina Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198030010

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Music in Chopin's Warsaw examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth--largely unknown to the English-speaking world--and places Chopin's early works in the context of this milieu. Halina Goldberg provides a historiographic perspective that allows a new and better understanding of Poland's cultural and musical circumstances. Chopin's Warsaw emerges as a vibrant European city that was home to an opera house, various smaller theaters, one of the earliest modern conservatories in Europe, several societies which organized concerts, musically active churches, spirited salon life, music publishers and bookstores, instrument builders, and for a short time even a weekly paper devoted to music. Warsaw was aware of and in tune with the most recent European styles and fashions in music, but it was also the cradle of a vernacular musical language that was initiated by the generation of Polish composers before Chopin and which found its full realization in his work. Significantly, this period of cultural revival in the Polish capital coincided with the duration of Chopin's stay there--from his infancy in 1810 to his final departure from his homeland in 1830. An uncanny convergence of political, economic, social, and cultural circumstances generated the dynamic musical, artistic, and intellectual environment that nurtured the developing genius. Had Chopin been born a decade earlier or a decade later, Goldberg argues, the capital--devastated by warfare and stripped of all cultural institutions--could not have provided support for his talent. The young composer would have been compelled to seek musical education abroad and thus would have been deprived of the specifically Polish experience so central to his musical style. A rigorously-researched and fascinating look at the Warsaw in which Chopin grew up, this book will appeal to students and scholars of nineteenth century music, as well as music lovers and performers.
2008-03-04 By Halina Goldberg

PONIATOWSKA, Irena, 'The Polish reception of Chopin's biography by Franz Liszt', in Goldberg, The age of Chopin, pp. 259–77. PONIATOWSKA, Irena, editor. Chopin and his critics: an anthology (up to World War I).

Author: Peter Willis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317166863

Category: Music

Page: 278

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In 1848, the penultimate year of his life, Chopin visited England and Scotland at the instigation of his aristocratic Scots pupil, Jane Stirling. In the autumn of that year, he returned to Paris. The following autumn he was dead. Despite the fascination the composer continues to hold for scholars, this brief but important period, and his previous visit to London in 1837, remain little known. In this richly illustrated study, Peter Willis draws on extensive original documentary evidence, as well as cultural artefacts, to tell the story of these two visits and to place them into aristocratic and artistic life in mid-nineteenth-century England and Scotland. In addition to filling a significant hole in our knowledge of the composer’s life, the book adds to our understanding of a number of important figures, including Jane Stirling and the painter Ary Scheffer. The social and artistic milieux of London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh are brought to vivid life.
2017-12-14 By Peter Willis

It is not fanciful to imagine Rubinstein meeting Heine in Paris at the same time he met Chopin—perhaps at Salle Erard on ... the age of art and culture that had begun in Goethe's cradle (1749) would end in his coffin (1832): the new age ...

Author: Paul Kildea

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393652239

Category: Music

Page: 288

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The captivating story of Frédéric Chopin and the fate of both his Mallorquin piano and musical Romanticism from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. 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 recognized as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism: his twenty-four 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, Juan Bauza, which remained in their monastic cell for seventy years after he and Sand had left. Chopin’s Piano traces the history of Chopin’s twenty-four 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 assumed an astonishing cultural potency during the Second World War as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. After Chopin, the unexpected hero of Chopin’s Piano is the great keyboard player Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913, and who would later become one of the most influential artistic figures of the twentieth century. Paul Kildea shows how her story—a compelling account based for the first time on her private papers—resonates with Chopin’s, simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of mid-twentieth century Europe and the United States. After Landowska’s flight to America from Paris, which the Germans would occupy only days later, her possessions—including her rare music manuscripts and beloved keyboards—were seized by the Nazis. Only some of these belongings survived the war; those that did were recovered by the Allied armies’ Monuments Men and restituted to Landowska’s house in France. In scintillating prose, and with an eye for exquisite detail, Kildea beautifully interweaves these narratives, which comprise a journey through musical Romanticism—one that illuminates how art is transmitted, interpreted, and appropriated between generations.
2018-08-14 By Paul Kildea

Some scholars, especially those in favor of the cystic fibrosis hypothesis find the genetic disposition of the Chopin's family problematic53. Both his father and two of his sisters – Emilia and Ludwika – had reportedly had pulmonary ...

Author: Victoria Wapf

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040211166

Category: Medical


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The life of the Polish-French pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin (1810—1849) was, to a great extent, influenced by his disease. Nevertheless, the diagnosis and differential diagnoses of his suffering remain a matter of debates in numerous biographical studies on the composer’s life. This study shall conduct a systematization and overview of Chopin’s medical history, in an effort to outline pathways to his most probable diagnosis.
2018-01-30 By Victoria Wapf

As Toth notes , although the mature Chopin read the works of American writers such as Ruth McEnery Stuart , Mary E. ... 4 In 1870 , by the age of twenty she made a sociably acceptable match with Oscar Chopin , son of a plantation owner ...

Author: Janet Beer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041523820X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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Providing all the tools for engaged, informed individual analysis of the text, this is an essential starting point for students of American literature and women's writing, or for anyone fascinated by Chopin's controversial work.
2004 By Janet Beer

Kate Chopin was born in St. Louis in 1851. ... When Chopin was four, her father died in a train accident, and she was raised by her FrenchCreole mother and ... At the age of thirtynine, Chopin began writing poetry and fiction.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410359384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour," 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.

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