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Chopin: The Man and His Music

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Chopin, subtle-souled psychologist, is more kin to Keats than Shelley, he is a greater artist than a thinker. His philosophy is of the beautiful, as was Keats', and while he lingers by the river's edge to catch the song of the reeds, his gaze is oftener fixed on the quiring planets. He is nature's most exquisite sounding-board and vibrates to her with intensity, color and vivacity that have no parallel. Stained with melancholy, his joy is never that of the strong man rejoicing in his muscles. -from Poet and Psychologist James Huneker describes Chopin's mazurkas as the music in which the Pole suffers in song the joy of his sorrow. Such distinctive literary lyricism fills this classic 1900 life of the 19th-century French-Polish pianist and composer. After exploring the storied artistic circles in which Fridiric Chopin moved in Paris and his tempestuous relationship with the novelist George Sand, Huneker delves into the artistic psychology of his music, with in-depth analyses of Chopin's studies, many of which Huneker finds poetic; his preludes, which Huneker deems moods in miniature; and the melancholy mysteries of Chopin's nocturnes. A striking portrait of genius, Huneker captures an artist who was pleasant and persuasive in public and a neurotic being in private, and finds a composer whose music aches with the pathos of spiritual distance. American arts critic JAMES HUNEKER (1860-1921) also wrote Iconoclasts: A Book of Dramatists (1905), Egoists: A Book of Supermen (1909), Franz Liszt: Illustrated (1911), and The Pathos of Distance (1912).

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780559509834
Publisher:
BiblioLife
Subject:
Historical - General
Author:
Huneker, James
Subject:
General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
9.21x6.14x.94 in. 1.70 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
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"Synopsis" by , This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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