Chopin's Polish Ballade

Author: Jonathan D. Bellman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199713421

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Chopin's Polish Ballade examines the Second Ballade, Op. 38, and how that work gave voice to the Polish cultural preoccupations of the 1830s, using musical conventions from French opera and amateur piano music. This approach provides answers to several persistent questions about the work's form, programmatic content, and poetic inspiration.

Chopin's Piano

Author: Paul Kildea

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241187958

Category: Music

Page: 400

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In November 1838 Frédéric Chopin, George Sand and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognised as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism - his 24 Preludes. There was scarcely a decent piano on the island (these were still early days in the evolution of the modern instrument), so Chopin worked on a small pianino made by a local craftsman, which remained in their monastic cell for seventy years after he and Sand had left. This brilliant and unclassifiable book traces the history of Chopin's 24 Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with the Majorcan pianino, which during the Second World War assumed an astonishing cultural potency as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. The unexpected hero of the second part of the book is the great keyboard player and musical thinker Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913, and who would later become one of the most influential musical figures of the twentieth century. Kildea shows how her story - a compelling account based for the first time on her private papers - resonates with Chopin's, while simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of Europe and the United States in the central decades of the century. Kildea's beautifully interwoven narratives, part cultural history and part detective story, take us on an unexpected journey through musical Romanticism and allow us to reflect freshly on the changing meaning of music over time.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

Author: Dedria Bryfonski

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737764112

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 200

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Published in 1899, Kate Chopin's The Awakening refused to shy away from its progressive depictions of femininity and womanhood, defying and challenging the status quo. This informative edition explores the theme of women's issues as they relate to The Awakening, investigating topics such as independence, inequality, and identity. Readers are provided with an extensive bibliography of author Kate Chopin, a series of essays the expand upon themes of gender found within the text, and a selection of modern thought on gender and gender roles.

A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410344177

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 34

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A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Desiree's Baby," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410359387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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A Study Guide for Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Chopin's Minute Waltz for Accordion - Pure Lead Sheet Music By Lars Christian Lundholm

Author: Lars Christian Lundholm

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326318918

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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An amazing tour de force of virtuosity it was composed in 1847 in Leipzig as the first of the Trois Valses, Op. 64. It is perhaps one of the most entertaining pieces of his to perform. In popular culture it has been featured in many films and on TV including Chuck, Saved by the Bell, Dracula, Mozart in the Jungle, Paycheck, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Matlock, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Bugs Bunnys Howl-oween Special Lead Sheet with melody and chords for Accordion, arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm. Chopin's Minute Waltz is also known by alternative title: Minute Waltz in D Flat Major Opus 64 Number 1, Trois Valses Opus 64. - Instrumentation: Accordion - Level: Advanced - Score Type: Solo Score - Tempo: Fast - Genre: Romantic - Composer: Frederic Chopin - Year Composed: 1847 - Pages (approximate): 8

Chopin's Minute Waltz for Bb Instrument - Pure Lead Sheet Music By Lars Christian Lundholm

Author: Lars Christian Lundholm

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 132631906X

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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An amazing tour de force of virtuosity it was composed in 1847 in Leipzig as the first of the Trois Valses, Op. 64. It is perhaps one of the most entertaining pieces of his to perform. In popular culture it has been featured in many films and on TV including Chuck, Saved by the Bell, Dracula, Mozart in the Jungle, Paycheck, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Matlock, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Bugs Bunnys Howl-oween Special Lead Sheet transposed to Bb with melody and chords for Bb Instrument including a non-transposed version in C for easy accompaniment, arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm. Chopin's Minute Waltz is also known by alternative title: Minute Waltz in D Flat Major Opus 64 Number 1, Trois Valses Opus 64. - Instrumentation: Bb Instrument - Level: Advanced - Score Type: Solo Score - Tempo: Fast - Genre: Romantic - Composer: Frederic Chopin - Year Composed: 1847 - Pages (approximate): 8

Chopin's Work

Author: Artur Szklener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Composers

Page: 204

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Forma parte de una serie de libros publicados por The Fryderyk Chopin Institute con ocasión de la International Conference organizada por NIFC en Varsovia en el mes de diciembre desde el 2001 en adelante. Corresponde al volumen 2 en inglés y francés.