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Chopin's Polish ballade : op. 38 as narrative of national martyrdom

Author: Jonathan Bellman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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The author 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.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bellman, Jonathan, 1957-
Chopin's Polish ballade.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008046842
Named Person: Frédéric Chopin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bellman
OCLC Number: 646853662
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 197 pages)
Contents: LIST OF MUSICAL EXAMPLES ; INTRODUCTION ; TWO VERSIONS ; TWO KEYS ; "CERTAIN POEMS OF MICKIEWICZ" ; STORIES IN TONES ; AMATEUR PROGRAM MUSIC ; BALLAD POETRY AND MUSICAL FORM ; OVERVIEW AND STYLISTIC SUMMARY OF THE FIRST BALLADE ; KONRAD WALLENROD: PLOT AND STRUCTURE ; KONRAD WALLENROD AS BALLADE SCENARIO ; THE LAY OF ALDONA'S FATE ; A FORMAL OVERVIEW OF CHOPIN'S SECOND BALLADE ; THE SECOND BALLADE AND THE SONATA PROBLEM ; BALLADE AS GENRE ; THE OPERATIC BALLADE TO 1831 ; A PILGRIMS' BALLADE; A POLISH BALLADE ; THE GREAT MIGRATION AND POLISH CULTURE IN EXILE ; PERSONAL ANGUISH AND LITERARY APOTHEOSIS ; SAPIENTI PAUCA ; INTERNAL EVIDENCE I-THE A MATERIAL: SICILIANO ; INTERNAL EVIDENCE II-THE B MATERIAL: STORM ; INTERNAL EVIDENCE III-THE C THEME ; OP. 38 AS NARRATIVE OF NATIONAL MARTYRDOM ; VERSIONS, TONIC KEYS, AND MICKIEWICZ REVISITED ; THE FOREST AND THE TREES ; APPENDIX: "A M. F. CHOPIN, SUR SA BALLADE POLONAISE," BY FELICIEN MALLEFILLE. ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Responsibility: Jonathan D. Bellman.
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