"Altogether, a sensitive and tasteful document." — Library Journal A series of themed essays rather than a traditional biography, this profile of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist is the work of a legendary conductor and performer. Alfred Cortot taught at the Paris Conservatory... read more
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Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt Written by the Polish composer's friend and fellow artist, this memoir offers a highly informed assessment of Chopin's musical legacy. It also explores his social circle, which included Sand, Balzac, Hugo, Berlioz, Delacroix, and Schumann.
Chopin's Letters by Frederic Chopin, E. L. Voynich Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world — Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." — Books. Preface. Index.
A First Book of Chopin: 23 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements by Bergerac Includes theme from "Raindrop" Prelude, "Minute" Waltz, "Lullaby," "Fantaisie-impromptu," "Butterfly" Etude, "Military" and "Heroic" Polonaise, plus melodic highlights from the most familiar preludes, mazurkas, waltzes, and etudes. Features 23 piano arrangements.
Chopin Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 46 Works by Frédéric Chopin Includes Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Berceuse, 3 ecossaises, 5 etudes, Fantaisie-Impromptu, "Marche Funèbre"from Sonata No. 2, 8 mazurkas, 7 nocturnes, 3 polonaises, 9 preludes, 6 waltzes, and more.
Complete Ballades, Impromptus and Sonatas by Frédéric Chopin Edited by Chopin's student and teaching assistant Carl Mikuli, this edition includes highly authoritative versions of the 4 Ballades, 4 Impromptus, and 3 Sonatas.
Complete Preludes and Etudes by Frédéric Chopin Includes 26 Preludes: Op. 28, Nos. 1-24; Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 45; Prelude in A-flat Major. 27 Etudes: Op. 10, Nos. 1-12; Op. 25, Nos. 1-12; Trois Nouvelles Etudes.
Mazurkas by Frédéric Chopin Features 51 best-loved compositions, reproduced directly from the authoritative Kistner edition edited by Carl Mikuli, a pupil of Chopin. Editor's Foreword, 1879.
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The Piano Concertos in Full Score by Frédéric Chopin Chopin's piano concertos combine bold orchestral pieces with delicate keyboard solos. These two rank among the most beloved pieces in the repertoire. Convenient single-volume edition, reproduced from authoritative sources. Features lay-flat sewn binding.
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Selected Works for Solo Piano Urtext Edition: Volume II by Robert Schumann, Ephraim Hammett Jones Volume II of two-book urtext edition, edited and engraved by Ephraim Hammett Jones. Contains Davidsbündlertänze; Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Noveletten; Fantasie; Carnival Jest from Vienna; and Three Romances.
Complete Bach Transcriptions for Solo Piano by Franz Liszt Liszt's piano transcriptions of Bach's organ music became the classic models for all future works in this genre. Includes 6 Organ Preludes and Fugues (BWV 543-548) and Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (BWV 542).
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Mephisto Waltz and Other Works for Solo Piano by Franz Liszt Choice selection includes: Mephisto Waltz No.1; Nuages Gris; Liebesträume Nos. 1, 2 & 3; Grand Galop Chromatique; Polonaises Nos. 1 & 2; Valse-Impromptu in A-flat Major; and more.
The Piano Concerti by Franz Liszt This collection presents authoritative miniature-score editions of two staples of the repertoire: Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major and his Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major.
"Altogether, a sensitive and tasteful document." — Library Journal A series of themed essays rather than a traditional biography, this profile of the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist is the work of a legendary conductor and performer. Alfred Cortot taught at the Paris Conservatory of Music, co-founded the École Normale de Musique de Paris, and produced printed versions of the complete works of Chopin, Schumann, and Debussy. In these revealing chronicles, Cortot focuses on Chopin's compositions as well as his performances and personal relationships. Beginning with an account of the composer's physical characteristics, the book examines Chopin's role as a teacher; his works, as reflected by his correspondence; his identity as a Polish nationalist and his attitude toward France; and his concert performances. It further explores his friendships with Liszt and Delacroix and his romance with George Sand, as well as the composer's chronic illness and the expression of his tormented, sensitive nature in his music.
Reprint of the Peter Nevill Limited, London, 1951 edition.
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