The Life and Works of Frederic Chopin

CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD46665
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094013695
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Frederic Chopin is a pianist-composer par excellence. Regarded as one of the most mesmerizing performers of his day, he lives on in his music-his waltzes, mazurkas, etudes, preludes, nocturnes, sonatas, concertos, and much more. Here, his life-from his birth in Poland, to his famous affair with the French writer George Sand, to his death at the age of thirty-nine in Paris-is told with his music prominently featured. We think of Chopin as a sheltered genius, but this forthright portrait demonstrates he was far more boisterous than that. Cheerful as a youth, it was only later that the glare of publicity, the change from local to national celebrity, made Chopin guard his privacy more carefully-a change clearly presented in Jeremy Siepmann's sympathetic account of the life of one of the key figures in Romantic music.

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