By Alfred Cortot

ISBN-10: 0486491072

ISBN-13: 9780486491073

"Altogether, a delicate and tasteful document." — Library Journal
A sequence of themed essays instead of a conventional biography, this profile of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist is the paintings of a mythical conductor and performer. Alfred Cortot taught on the Paris Conservatory of song, co-founded the École Normale de Musique de Paris, and produced published types of the entire works of Chopin, Schumann, and Debussy. In those revealing chronicles, Cortot specializes in Chopin's compositions in addition to his performances and private relationships.
Beginning with an account of the composer's actual features, the booklet examines Chopin's position as a instructor; his works, as mirrored by way of his correspondence; his id as a Polish nationalist and his perspective towards France; and his live performance performances. It extra explores his friendships with Liszt and Delacroix and his romance with George Sand, in addition to the composer's continual affliction and the expression of his tormented, delicate nature in his song.

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