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The Resource Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker

Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker

Label
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times
Title
Fryderyk Chopin
Title remainder
a life and times
Statement of responsibility
Alan Walker
Title variation
Frederic Chopin
Title variation remainder
a life and times
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alan Walker's monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., it is a corrective work intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin, and an intimate look into a dramatic life. Of particular focus are Chopin's childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings; his oftentimes troubled romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years; and his untimely death at age thirty-nine, which inspired three thousand people to flock to the Madeleine Church in Paris for his funeral. Thorough and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, Fryderyk Chopin wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Franz Liszt, Walker illuminated his subject with unprecedented clarity. This magisterial work brings to life one of the nineteenth century's most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
One of the world’s leading authorities on Chopin and his time presents this groundbreaking biography in which the great Polish composer’s dramatic life is examined and the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin are dispelled
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736933
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Alan
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chopin, Frederic
  • Chopin, Frédéric
  • Composers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life and times
Label
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes the "General Catalogue of Chopin's Works (Listed in alphabetical order)"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 695-701) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Chopin's Family Background -- Childhood And Youth In Warsaw, 1810--1824 -- Exploring Poland: Holidays In Szafarnia, 1824--1825 -- The Decembrist Revolt, 1825--1826 -- At The Warsaw High School For Music, 1826--1828 -- First Trips Abroad: Berlin And Vienna, 1828--1829 -- Konstancja Gladkowska: The Distant Beloved, 1829--1830 -- The Warsaw Uprising, 1830--1831 -- An Exile In Paris, 1831--1833 -- Chopin And The Keyboard: The Raphael Of The Piano -- Maria Wodzinska: "My Misfortune," 1834-1837 -- An English Interlude, July 1837 -- Buffets And Rewards, 1833--1838 -- Enter George Sand, 1836--1838 -- A Winter In Majorca, 1838--1839 -- At Nohant, 1839 -- Growing Fame, 1839--1843 -- The Death Of Mikolaj Chopin, 1844 -- A Harvest Of Sorrows, 1845--1847 -- Deepening Shadows, 1847--1848 -- Twilight In Britain, 1848 -- The Death Of Chopin, 1849
Control code
000064843685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 727 pages
Isbn
9780571348558
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019000065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1064533941
Label
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times, Alan Walker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes the "General Catalogue of Chopin's Works (Listed in alphabetical order)"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 695-701) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Chopin's Family Background -- Childhood And Youth In Warsaw, 1810--1824 -- Exploring Poland: Holidays In Szafarnia, 1824--1825 -- The Decembrist Revolt, 1825--1826 -- At The Warsaw High School For Music, 1826--1828 -- First Trips Abroad: Berlin And Vienna, 1828--1829 -- Konstancja Gladkowska: The Distant Beloved, 1829--1830 -- The Warsaw Uprising, 1830--1831 -- An Exile In Paris, 1831--1833 -- Chopin And The Keyboard: The Raphael Of The Piano -- Maria Wodzinska: "My Misfortune," 1834-1837 -- An English Interlude, July 1837 -- Buffets And Rewards, 1833--1838 -- Enter George Sand, 1836--1838 -- A Winter In Majorca, 1838--1839 -- At Nohant, 1839 -- Growing Fame, 1839--1843 -- The Death Of Mikolaj Chopin, 1844 -- A Harvest Of Sorrows, 1845--1847 -- Deepening Shadows, 1847--1848 -- Twilight In Britain, 1848 -- The Death Of Chopin, 1849
Control code
000064843685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 727 pages
Isbn
9780571348558
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019000065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1064533941

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