Chopin: The Man and His Music (Dover Books on Music)

Chopin: The Man and His Music (Dover Books on Music)

James Huneker


James Gibbon Huneker (1857–1921) used to be a wonderful American newspaper critic, an essayist, and a prolific writer. His writing sort is notable — unrestrained, casual, choked with impressive perception — and this variety plus Huneker's extensive wisdom of paintings and literature in addition to track has stored his literacy paintings alive. Chopin: the fellow and His Music displays the intimate, thorough wisdom of Chopin's tune that Huneker obtained whereas learning to be a live performance pianist and his strangely willing perception into the nature of the nice Polish composer whose tune he adored.
The e-book is split into elements. the 1st treats Chopin's lifestyles — his formative years in Poland, his emigration to Paris, the well-known George Sand episode, his affliction and dying — and reviews on Chopin as a instructor and as a pianist and performer. the second one half discusses the whole physique of Chopin's song, piece through piece. Huneker notes his personal total influence of the person compositions in addition to the impressions of Schumann, George Sand, Chopin's biographer Frederick Niecks, the various nice pianists, and others. He at once compares differing variations of Chopin's Études, Preludes, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Polonaises, Sonatas, and different works edited by means of von Bülow, Kullak, Riemann, Mikuli, and Godowsky of their certain therapy of fingering, phraseology, pedaling, pace indication, and so forth.
Huneker's complete paintings is reprinted the following unchanged, completely edited in operating footnotes by means of Herbert Weinstock to right the exuberant Huneker's inaccuracies and so as to add info that sleek musical scholarship has unearthed. Weinstock has additionally supplied an engrossing introductory essay on Huneker, and has amplified the bibliography to incorporate glossy books and articles on Chopin.
A vintage in musical biography and statement, this paintings is unsurpassed for sympathetic figuring out and perception into Chopin's existence and song. it is going to curiosity both tune scholars, pianists, and song lovers.

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