Chopin: The Man And His Music

By: James Huneker
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Chopin: the Man and His Music" by James Huneker is a comprehensive biography that delves into the life and musical genius of the renowned composer Frédéric Chopin. Huneker's book serves as a detailed exploration of Chopin's contributions to classical music, providing readers with insights into his Polish heritage and his significant influence during the Romantic era. As a biography, Huneker offers readers a nuanced portrayal of Chopin's life, from his early years in Poland to his rise to prominence as a virtuoso pianist and composer. Through meticulous analysis and critique, Huneker unpacks Chopin's compositions, offering readers a deeper understanding of his musicology and artistic legacy. With its focus on Chopin's piano compositions and their enduring impact on classical music, Huneker's book stands as a testament to the composer's enduring influence and contribution to the musical canon. Through Huneker's expert analysis and insightful commentary, readers gain a greater appreciation for Chopin's artistry and the lasting legacy he left on the world of music.

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James Huneker

James Gibbons Huneker was an American art, literary, music, and theatrical reviewer. A colorful individual and an ambitious writer, he was "an American with a great mission," in the words of his friend, the critic Benjamin De Casseres, and that mission was to educate Americans about the best cultural achievements, native and European, of his day. From 1892 to 1899, he was the husband of sculptor Clio Hinton. Huneker was born in Philadelphia. His parents forced him to study law, but he realized that a legal career was not for him; he was enthusiastic about music and writing, and hoped to one day be a concert pianist and novelist. Huneker and his wife and child returned to Philadelphia the next year, but he was never content in his hometown and longed for the larger stage of New York, where he wanted to try his luck as a journalist while continuing his musical studies. He relocated to New York City in 1886, abandoning his wife and child. He scraped by providing piano lessons and lived a downtown bohemian lifestyle while studying with Franz Liszt's student Rafael Joseffy, who became a friend and mentor. (Huneker's musical gods were Liszt, Chopin, and Brahms. In 1900, he released a biography of Chopin and wrote a commentary on Chopin's complete works for Schirmer's Music Publishing Company.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 188 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363056899
  • ISBN-13: 9789363056893
  • Item Weight: 244.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.6mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General