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Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer Tad Szulc

Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer

Tad Szulc

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ISBN : 9780684824581
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444 pages
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Chopin in Paris introduces the most important and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopins day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopins eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his short life, he shone at the center of theMoreChopin in Paris introduces the most important and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopins day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopins eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his short life, he shone at the center of the immensely talented artists who were defining their time - Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Delacroix, Liszt, Berlioz, and, of course, George Sand, a rebel feminist writer who became Chopins lover and protector. Tad Szulc draws extensively on diaries, memoirs, correspondence, and the composers own journal, portions of which appear here for the first time in English. He uses contemporary sources to chronicle Chopins meteoric rise in his native Poland, an ascent that had brought him to play before the reigning Russian grand duke at the age of eight. He left his homeland when he was eighteen, just before Warsaws patriotic uprising was crushed by the tsars armies.