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Description - Chopin: The Piano Concertos by John Rink

Chopin's E minor and F minor Piano Concertos played a vital role in his career as a composer-pianist. This Handbook reevaluates them so that their many outstanding qualities can be fully appreciated. It describes their genesis, Chopin's own performances and his use of them as a teacher. A survey of their critical, editorial and performance histories follows, in preparation for an engaging narrative analysis of the concertos as embodied in sound. The final chapter investigates Chopin's enigmatic "third concerto", the Allegro de concert.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521441094
ISBN-10: 0521441099
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Pages: 152
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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