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Chopin - Pianist and Teacher  :  As Seen by His Pupils - Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger

Chopin - Pianist and Teacher

As Seen by His Pupils

By: Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Roy Howat (Translator, Editor), Naomi Shohet (Translator), Krysia Osostowicz (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2008
ISBN: 9780521367097
Number Of Pages: 324

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This is the first English paperback edition of the unique collection of documents, edited and annotated by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, which reveal Chopin as teacher and interpreter of his own music.

From the accounts of his pupils, acquaintances and contemporaries, together with his own writing, we gain valuable insight into Chopin's pianistic and stylistic practice, his teaching methods and his aesthetic beliefs.

The documents are divided into two categories: those concerning technique and style, two notions inseparable in Chopin's mind, and those concerning the interpretation of Chopin's works. Extensive appendix material presents, for the first time in English, Chopin's essay 'Sketch for a method', as well as annotated scores belonging to Chopin's pupils and acquaintances, and personal accounts of Chopin's playing as experienced by his contemporaries: composers and pianists, pupils and friends, writers and critics.

The statements of Chopin's own students in diaries, letters and reminiscences, written, dictated or conveyed by word of mouth, provide the bulk of these accounts.

Throughout the book Professor Eigeldinger's detailed annotations, both critical and explanatory, add a valuable scholary dimension, creating an indispensable guide to the authentic performance of Chopin's piano works.

' ... truly a book about the way Chopin played the piano, and about the way he interpreted his own music ... Anyone interested in Chopin will be grateful to Eigeldinger.' Charles Rosen, The New York Review of Books ' ... the book is really indispensable to the serious student of Chopin. Almost all those reading it will find their view of the composer made sharper and truer than before.' Nicholas Temperley, MLA Notes

List of illustrations
Explanation of references
Editor's note
Technique and style
Interpretation of Chopin+s work
List of Chopin+s pupils whose recollections are quoted in this book
Index of persons
Index of musical works
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521367097
ISBN-10: 0521367093
Series: As Seen by His Pupils
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st June 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.561
Edition Number: 18
Edition Type: Annotated