Chopin: The Piano Concertos

Chopin: The Piano Concertos

by John Rink, Rink John
     
 

Chopin's E minor and F minor Piano Concertos played a vital role in his career as a composer-pianist. This Handbook reevaluates them so that their many outstanding qualities can be fully appreciated. It describes their genesis, Chopin's own performances and his use of them as a t eacher. A survey of their critical, editorial and performance histories follows, in… See more details below

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Chopin's E minor and F minor Piano Concertos played a vital role in his career as a composer-pianist. This Handbook reevaluates them so that their many outstanding qualities can be fully appreciated. It describes their genesis, Chopin's own performances and his use of them as a t eacher. A survey of their critical, editorial and performance histories follows, in preparation for an engaging narrative analysis of the concertos as embodied in sound. The final chapter investigates Chopin's enigmatic 'third concerto', the Allegro de concert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521441094
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Contexts1
The early nineteenth-century piano concerto1
Chopin's early music6
2Creation12
Genesis12
First performances, first reviews, first editions14
Chopin as teacher22
3Interpretation25
On interpreting Chopin25
Critics26
Editors31
Performers38
4Re-evaluation45
Principles and premises45
Op. 21, Maestoso47
Op. 21, Larghetto53
Op. 21, Allegro vivace57
Op. 11, Allegro maestoso63
Op. 11, Romance73
Op. 11, Rondo79
Coda85
5Chopin's third concerto88
Contexts88
Creation89
Interpretation92
Re-evaluation95
App. 1Reviews of Chopin's performances101
App. 2Select editions103
App. 3Select discography105
Notes108
Select bibliography131
Index134

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