Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Chopin's Funeral

by

Chopin's Funeral Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Frédéric Chopin’s reputation as one of the Great Romantics endures, but as Benita Eisler reveals in her elegant and elegiac biography, the man was more complicated than his iconic image.

A classicist, conservative, and dandy who relished his conquest of Parisian society, the Polish émigré was for a while blessed with genius, acclaim, and the love of Europe’s most infamous woman writer, George Sand. But by the age of 39, the man whose brilliant compositions had thrilled audiences in the most fashionable salons lay dying of consumption, penniless and abandoned by his lover. In the fall of 1849, his lavish funeral was attended by thousands—but not by George Sand.

In this intimate portrait of an embattled man, Eisler tells the story of a turbulent love affair, of pain and loss redeemed by art, and of worlds—both private and public—convulsed by momentous change.

About the Author

Benita Eisler is the author of O’Keeffe and Stieglitz: An American Romance and Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307425256
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Composers & Musicians - General
Author:
Eisler, Benita
Author:
Benita Eisler
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers
Subject:
Sand, George
Subject:
Chopin, Frederic
Subject:
Chopin, Frederic - Death and burial
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Music - Classical
Subject:
Music-Classical Biographies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040608
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Classical
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

Chopin's Funeral
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307425256 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.