Chopin's Funeral by Benita Eisler
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Chopin's Funeral
By Benita Eisler

Chopin's Funeral

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Chopin's Funeral by Benita Eisler

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Chopin's funeral, bisecting the 19th century, stands as a turning point. Both the life and music of this frail elegant man played out at the crossroads. His decline and death following a series of catastrophes, particularly the breach with his lover Georges Sand and the ebb of his creative energy on the brink of a new style, were both final chapters in his often tragic life and reflected larger historical forces. CHOPIN'S FUNERAL is about a death 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. CHOPIN'S FUNERAL is also the larger story of a great nineteenth-century city, Paris, in the grip of revolution.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349116877
ISBN-10: 0349116873
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 126mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benita Eisler

Benita Eisler was educated at Smith & Harvard and has worked as an art editor, a reporter, & a correspondent for tv features on arts & culture. She has taught the 19th & 20th century novel at princeton for 5 years, is married to art historian Colin Eisler & they have 1 daughter.

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