Fryderyk Chopin by Alan Walker audiobook

Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times

By Dr. Alan Walker
Read by Corrie James

Tantor Audio 9780374159061
23.47 Hours Unabridged
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A landmark biography of the Polish composer by a leading authority on Chopin and his time. Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years. Comprehensive and engaging, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity in this magisterial biography, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century’s most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A landmark biography of the Polish composer by a leading authority on Chopin and his time.

Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years.

Comprehensive and engaging, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity in this magisterial biography, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century’s most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A magisterial portrait.” New York Times Book Review
“There is more than enough for everyone at this literary feast…Walker remains faithful to his subject, which only ten years of extensive research into vast archives of primary source material could manifest.” Christian Science Monitor
“Thorough and authoritative…technical in a sense yet free of jargon, easily understood, even perhaps by someone who has never laid hand on a piano keyboard.” Guardian (London)
"[Walker has] shed new light on many aspects of Chopin’s life and cleared away a thicket of myths…Scrupulous as it is, this monumental biography is deeply engaging and enjoyable.” Economist (London)

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Author Bio: Dr. Alan Walker

Author Bio: Dr. Alan Walker

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 23.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English