The Resource Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker

Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker

Label
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times
Title
Fryderyk Chopin
Title remainder
a life and times
Statement of responsibility
Alan Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alan Walker's monumental Fryderk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., it is a corrective work intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin, and an intimate look into a dramatic life. Of particular focus are Chopin's childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings; his oftentimes troubled romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years; and his untimely death at age thirty-nine, which inspired three thousand people to flock to the Madeleine Church in Paris for his funeral. Thorough and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, Fryderyk Chopin wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Franz Liszt, Walker illuminated his subject with unprecedented clarity. This magisterial work brings to life one of the nineteenth century's most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Alan
Dewey number
  • 786.2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.C54
LC item number
W18 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chopin, Frédéric
  • Chopin, Frédéric
  • Composers
  • Pianists
  • Composers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
Label
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Chopin's family background -- Childhood and youth in Warsaw, 1810-1824 -- Exploring Poland : holidays in Szafarnia, 1824-1825 -- The Decembrist revolt, 1825-1826 -- At the Warsaw High School for Music, 1826-1828 -- First trips abroad : Berlin and Vienna, 1828-1829 -- Konstancja Gładkowska : the distant beloved, 1829-1830 -- The Warsaw Uprising, 1830-1831 -- An exile in Paris, 1831-1833 -- Chopin and the keyboard : the Raphael of the piano -- Maria Wodzińska : "My misfortune", 1834-1837 -- An English interlude, July 1837 -- Buffets and rewards, 1833-1838 -- Enter George Sand, 1836-1838 -- A winter in Majorca, 1838-1839 -- At Nohant, 1839 -- Growing fame, 1839-1843 -- The death of Mikołaj Chopin, 1844 -- A harvest of sorrows, 1845-1847 -- Deepening shadows, 1847-1848 -- Twilight in Britain, 1848 -- The death of Chopin, 1849 -- Epilogue -- Appendices. Liszt's questionnaire concerning his Life of Chopin ; General catalogue of Chopin's works
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 727 pages
Isbn
9780374159061
Lccn
2017046936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005818033
  • (OCoLC)on1005818033
Label
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Chopin's family background -- Childhood and youth in Warsaw, 1810-1824 -- Exploring Poland : holidays in Szafarnia, 1824-1825 -- The Decembrist revolt, 1825-1826 -- At the Warsaw High School for Music, 1826-1828 -- First trips abroad : Berlin and Vienna, 1828-1829 -- Konstancja Gładkowska : the distant beloved, 1829-1830 -- The Warsaw Uprising, 1830-1831 -- An exile in Paris, 1831-1833 -- Chopin and the keyboard : the Raphael of the piano -- Maria Wodzińska : "My misfortune", 1834-1837 -- An English interlude, July 1837 -- Buffets and rewards, 1833-1838 -- Enter George Sand, 1836-1838 -- A winter in Majorca, 1838-1839 -- At Nohant, 1839 -- Growing fame, 1839-1843 -- The death of Mikołaj Chopin, 1844 -- A harvest of sorrows, 1845-1847 -- Deepening shadows, 1847-1848 -- Twilight in Britain, 1848 -- The death of Chopin, 1849 -- Epilogue -- Appendices. Liszt's questionnaire concerning his Life of Chopin ; General catalogue of Chopin's works
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 727 pages
Isbn
9780374159061
Lccn
2017046936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005818033
  • (OCoLC)on1005818033

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