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Life of Chopin

By: Franz Liszt
Published By: Double9 Books
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The biographical piece titled "Life of Chopin" was authored by Franz Liszt, a renowned Hungarian composer and pianist. The book functions as a sincere homage to the life and musical heritage of the esteemed Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. In the realm of musical history, Franz Liszt emerges as a prominent figure who not only shared the temporal context with Chopin but also maintained a close companionship with him. Through his literary works, Liszt provides readers with a distinctive lens through which to observe the lives and experiences of the renowned composer, imbuing the narrative with a sense of personal connection and intimacy. Liszt's tale not only emphasizes Chopin's musical prowess but also explores the complexities of his personality, his interpersonal connections, and the cultural context of the Romantic period. In the biography, Liszt adeptly conveys the intrinsic qualities of Chopin's music, employing articulate and fervent language. The author offers valuable perspectives on Chopin's formative years in Poland, his artistic progression in Paris, and the significant impact of his musical creations on the realm of classical music. The work titled "Liszt's Life of Chopin" transcends the boundaries of a mere biography, as it serves as a deeply sincere tribute from one eminent musical virtuoso to another.

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt, born on October 22, 1811, and passing away on July 31, 1886, was a notable figure in Hungarian music history. He was recognized as a composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, and educator throughout the Romantic era. Regarded as a highly productive and prominent composer of his time, his extensive portfolio of compositions spanning over six decades has solidified his status as one of the foremost figures in the field. Furthermore, he continues to enjoy widespread acclaim and popularity as one of the most often performed composers in contemporary concert piano repertoire. Franz Liszt initially garnered recognition in the early 19th century due to his exceptional virtuosity as a pianist. He is widely recognized as one of the most exceptional pianists in history, having embarked on a series of European tours throughout the 1830s and 1840s, frequently engaging in benefit performances. During this period, Franz Liszt acquired renowned for his commanding musical interpretations, alongside his notable physical allure. Liszt's ascent to fame, commonly referred to as "Lisztomania," was a notable departure from the level of recognition and public appeal attained by his virtuoso predecessors. Unlike earlier musicians who primarily catered to the upper class, Liszt managed to captivate a broader audience.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 114Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359323403
  • ISBN-13:9789359323404
  • Item Weight: 171g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.71mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General