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Chopin: The Man and His Music

Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
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A biography of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin and a critical analysis of his work by American music writer and critic James Huneker.

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CHOPIN: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC

by

James Huneker

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I. THE MAN.

I. POLAND: YOUTHFUL IDEALS II. PARIS: IN THE MAELSTROM III. ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND FERE LA CHAISE IV. THE ARTIST V. POET AND PSYCHOLOGIST

PART II. HIS MUSIC.

VI. THE STUDIES: TITANIC EXPERIMENTS VII. MOODS IN MINIATURE: THE PRELUDES VIII. IMPROMPTUS AND VALSES IX. NIGHT AND ITS MELANCHOLY MYSTERIES: THE NOCTURNES X. THE BALLADES: FAERY DRAMAS XI. CLASSICAL CURRENTS XII. THE POLONAISES: HEROIC HYMNS OF BATTLE XIII. MAZURKAS: DANCES OF THE SOUL XIV. CHOPIN THE CONQUEROR

BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS BY JAMES HUNEKER

PART I. THE MAN

I. POLAND: YOUTHFUL IDEALS

Gustave Flaubert, pessimist and master of cadenced lyric prose, urged young writers to lead ascetic lives that in their art they might be violent. Chopin's violence was psychic, a travailing and groaning of the spirit; the bright roughness of adventure was missing from his quotidian existence. The tragedy was within... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - February 6, 2016
Subject: Narrator of Chopin, Man and Music
Why is the narrator for this selection someone with a terribly pretentious accent, which an American listener can hardly understand?!? Would have to read the text along with listening to the streaming audio, in order to grasp what she is saying. Please find another reader for an important book like this, so we can actually hear/understand/enjoy the content instead of being annoyed. Thank you!


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