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Chopin's Funeral By Benita Eisler

Chopin's Funeral
by Benita Eisler

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This biography views Chopin's death as one foretold as the sum of other tragedies: the end of a world that fostered his particular genius; the wounds of exile; and most fatally, the loss of love. An intimate close-up of the composer's last years, it is also the story of the artist as hero.
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Chopin's Funeral by Benita Eisler

Chopin's funeral, bisecting the 19th century, stands as a turning point, with both his life and music playing out at the crossroads. His decline and death, following a series of catastrophes and on the brink of a new style, were final chapters in an often tragic life, but also reflected larger historical forces. This biography views his death as one foretold as the sum of other tragedies: the end of a world that fostered his particular genius; the wounds of exile; and most fatally, the loss of love. An intimate close- up of the composer's last years, it is also the story of the artist as hero. At the close of his life, with no home or money, his physical powers failing, Chopin grappled with nothing less than a new musical form.

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About Benita Eisler


Benita Eisler was educated at Smith and Harvard. She has worked as an art editor, a reporter, and a correspondent for television features on arts and culture, and taught the 19th and 20th century novel at Princeton for five years. She is married to art historian Colin Eisler and they have one daughter.

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GOR003652991
Chopin's Funeral by Benita Eisler
Benita Eisler
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2003-05-08
234
0316860212
9780316860215
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