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Chopin in Britain
 

Chopin in Britain (Paperback)

By Willis, Peter

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In 1848, the penultimate year of his life, Chopin visited England and Scotland at the instigation of his aristocratic Scots pupil, Jane Stirling. In the autumn of that year, he returned to Paris. The following autumn he was dead. Despite the fascination the composer continues to ...hold for scholars, this brief but important period, and his previous visit to London in 1837, remain little known. In this richly illustrated study, Peter Willis draws on extensive original documentary evidence, as well as cultural artefacts, to tell the story of these two visits and to place them into aristocratic and artistic life in mid-nineteenth-century England and Scotland. In addition to filling a significant hole in our knowledge of the composer's life, the book adds to our understanding of a number of important figures, including Jane Stirling and the painter Ary Scheffer. The social and artistic milieux of London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh are brought to vivid life.
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ISBN 9780367879730
Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780367879730
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 30 Jun 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Willis, Peter
Category Composers & Musicians
Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
Number of Pages 278
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 780.92
Weight 621g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Chopin, Fraedaeric - Travel - England, Chopin, Fraedaeric - Travel - Scotland
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade

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