Chopin: the Man and His Music: Genius at Work

Chopin: the Man and His Music: Genius at Work



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477596906
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

James Gibbons Huneker (31 January 1857 - 9 February 1921) was an American music writer and critic.

Huneker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied piano in Europe under Leopold Doutreleau and audited the Paris piano class of Frédéric Chopin's pupil Georges Mathias. He came to New York City in 1885 and remained there until his death. In the USA he studied with Franz Liszt's student Rafael Joseffy, who became his friend and mentor.

Huneker wrote the analysis and commentary on the complete works of Chopin for Schirmer's music publishing company. His analysis of all the piano solo works of Johannes Brahms, written shortly after that composer's complete works were published after his death, is highly regarded.

He was the music editor of the Musical Courier and for two years was music editor of the New York paper The Sun, and a frequent contributor to the leading magazines and reviews.

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