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Chopin: The Four Ballades

Chopin: The Four Ballades

by Jim Samson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521386152

ISBN-13: 9780521386159

Pub. Date: 10/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Chopin's four ballades are widely regarded as being among the most significant extended works for solo piano of the nineteenth century. In an illuminating discussion, Jim Samson combines history and analysis to provide a comprehensive picture of these popular piano works, investigating the social and musical background to Chopin's music, evaluating the many printed

Overview

Chopin's four ballades are widely regarded as being among the most significant extended works for solo piano of the nineteenth century. In an illuminating discussion, Jim Samson combines history and analysis to provide a comprehensive picture of these popular piano works, investigating the social and musical background to Chopin's music, evaluating the many printed editions of the ballads before considering their critical reception and the differing interpretations of well-known nineteenth- and twentieth-century pianists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521386159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
1,081,403
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Background; 2. Genesis and reception; 3. Form and design; 4. Genre; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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