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Chopin Studies 2 : Chopin Studies 2 - John Rink

Chopin Studies 2

Chopin Studies 2

By: John Rink (Editor), Jim Samson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st January 2004
ISBN: 9780521416474
Number Of Pages: 264

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This second volume of essays contains the most recent Chopin research by twelve leading scholars. Three main topics are addressed: reception history, aesthetics and criticism, and performance studies. The first four chapters investigate certain images associated with Chopin during his lifetime and after his death: Chopin as classical composer, as salon composer, as modernist, as 'otherwordly', as androgyne. The next four essays contextualise and define aspects of his musical language, including narrative stuctures, baroque affinities, progressive tendencies and functional ambiguity. The last four deal with analysis and source study as related to performance, structure and expression, tempo rubato and 'authentic' interpretation. The book ends with a thumbnail sketch of Chopin as revealed in a newly discovered diary for 1847-8.

'A book that no serious student should be without ... refreshingly sane.' Jeremy Siepmann, Classical Music 'An immensely valuable and well-researched book.' Stephen Haylett, BBC Music Magazine 'Intermittently engrossing ...' Susan Bradshaw, Musical Times

Chopin reception: theory, history, analysis
Chopin as -salon composer- in nineteenth-century German criticism
Chopin as modernist in nineteenth-century Russia
Small fairy voices: sex, history and meaning in Chopin
Chopin-s Ballade Op. 23 and the revolution of the intellectuals
The Polonaise-Fantasy and issues of musical narrative
Placing Chopin: reflections on a compositional aesthetic
Ambiguity and reinterpretation in Chopin
The Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4: autograph sources and interpretation
Performing the F# minor Prelude Op. 28 No. 8
Chopin-s tempo rubato in context
Authentic Chopin: history, analysis and intuition in performance
Appendix: encounters with Chopin: Fanny Erskine-s Paris diary, 1847-8
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ISBN: 9780521416474
ISBN-10: 0521416477
Series: Chopin Studies 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 21st January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.95  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.5