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Chopin in Paris : the life and times of the great composer

Author: Tad Szulc
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Chopin in Paris introduces the most important and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopin's day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopin's eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his short life, he shone at the center of the immensely talented artists who were defining their time - Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Delacroix, Liszt, Berlioz, and, of course, George Sand, a rebel feminist writer who became
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Frédéric Chopin; Frédéric Chopin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tad Szulc
ISBN: 0684824582 9780684824581
OCLC Number: 317448795
Notes: "A Lisa Drew book."
Description: 444 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Tad Szulc.

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Chopin in Paris introduces the most important and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopin's day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopin's eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his short life, he shone at the center of the immensely talented artists who were defining their time - Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Delacroix, Liszt, Berlioz, and, of course, George Sand, a rebel feminist writer who became Chopin's lover and protector.

Tad Szulc draws extensively on diaries, memoirs, correspondence, and the composer's own journal, portions of which appear here for the first time in English. He uses contemporary sources to chronicle Chopin's meteoric rise in his native Poland, an ascent that had brought him to play before the reigning Russian grand duke at the age of eight. He left his homeland when he was eighteen, just before Warsaw's patriotic uprising was crushed by the tsar's armies.

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