Chopin (Master Musicians Series)

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9780028647357: Chopin (Master Musicians Series)

From Frederic Chopin's birth in Poland and eventful flight in the wake of the Polish rebellion against the Russians, through his life in Paris and his ill-fated love affair with George Sand, until his eventual death of tuberculosis, this latest entry in the popular Master Musician Series examines the life and work of the great pianist and composer. 16 photos. 47 music examples.

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Formerly Professor of Musicology at Exeter University, Jim Samson has been Professor of Music at Bristol University since 1994. He has published extensively on Chopin and is regarded internationally as a leading authority on the composer.

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"Jim Samson's engaging biography is interwoven--in the best tradition of the invaluable Master Musicians series...with chapters devoted to a comprehensive chronological survey of the music, plus a list of works, a calendar of the composer's life and times.... vividly written biography."--The Musical Times


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