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Chopin at the boundaries : sex, history and musical genre

Chopin at the boundaries : sex, history and musical genre

Author: Jeffrey Kallberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 1998.
Series: Convergences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The complex cultural status of Chopin-he was a native Pole and adopted Frenchman, a male composer writing in "feminine" genres-is the subject of Kallberg's absorbing book. Combining social history,  Read more...

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Named Person: Chopin, 1810-1849
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Kallberg
ISBN: 0674127919 9780674127913
OCLC Number: 246402178
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Description: XIII, 301 Seiten : Illustrationen, Notenbeispiele ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface I. Ideology, Sex, and the Piano Miniature The Rhetoric of Genre: Chopin's Nocturne in G Minor The Harmony of the Tea Table: Gender and Ideology in the Piano Nocturne Small Fairy Voices: Sex, History, and Meaning in Chopin II. Social Constructions and the Compositional Process Chopin's Last Style Small "Forms": In Defense of the Prelude III. The Musical Work as Social Process Chopin in the Marketplace The Chopin "Problem": Simultaneous Variants and Alternate Versions Notes Credits Index
Series Title: Convergences.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Kallberg.


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Chopin at the Boundaries aim[s] 'to expose and partially recover aspects of Chopin's style perceived in his day to be marginal or foreign, but which today's listeners have transformed or repressed.' Read more...

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