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The music of Chopin

Author: Jim Samson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 1994, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical study of Chopin's music which provides a detailed analysis of its style and structure, in the light of Chopin scholarship and recent analytical methods. It also explores the creative  Read more...

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Named Person: Frédéric Chopin; Johannes Brahms; Frédéric Chopin; Ernst Frank
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Samson
ISBN: 0198164025 9780198164029
OCLC Number: 59891916
Notes: Originally published: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.
Description: 243 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: A biographical sketch; apprenticeship; "Stile brillante"; baroque reflections; "Bel canto"; the spirit of Poland; salons; German dialogues; the preludes revisited; scherzos; ballades; fantasies.
Responsibility: Jim Samson.
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