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Frederic Chopin - musical genius (+CD)

Who was Frederic Chopin – nearly everyone knows. Great composer, world-wide known piano virtuoso, musical genius of romanticism epoque.  That`s how he is remembered in world`s culture. Some of us only know who Chopin was like. What did he like, what were his friendships, where did he stay, what interested him, who did he appreciate , what was important in his life. Legend may cause, that a person becomes famous, but quite and often you hear about person killed by his legend. The aim of this unique book is to extract from a legend a man as he was seen both by his present day and by people of contemporary time.

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    Who was Frederic Chopin – nearly everyone knows. Great composer, world-wide known piano virtuoso, musical genius of romanticism epoque.  That`s how he is remembered in world`s culture. Some of us only know who Chopin was like. What did he like, what were his friendships, where did he stay, what interested him, who did he appreciate , what was important in his life. Legend may cause, that a person becomes famous, but quite and often you hear about person killed by his legend. The aim of this unique book is to extract from a legend a man as he was seen both by his present day and by people of contemporary time. Author, outstanding reviewer and music theorist  Bogusław Kaczyński with unusual care shows vivid portrait of master surrounded by his family, friends and emigration adversity`s fellows placing them on the background of Polish and French artistic environment. This portrait is enriched with extensive excerpts coming from huge Chopin`s correspondence, opinions of his relatives and other great artists of the 19th century, showing composer from another, more private or even intimate angle.  Original graphic design makes successful combination of photographs from epoque, autographs` of music pieces, reproductions of famous paintings and contemporary ones proving vivid presence of Chopin in culture of 21st century. The special attraction of this book are attached fascimils of inestimable historical documents such as:  birth certificate, passport or private composer`s agenda. From pages of this exeptional book brings to light picture of fascinating, full of contrasts individuality: sensitive man and whimsical artist,  composing at inspiration genius  and patient teacher, carpet-knight and   reserved stay-at-home.

    Author: Bogusław Kaczynski

    Publishing: DEBIT

    ISBN 978-83-7167-734-2

    Language: english

    Hardcover

    Pages: 122