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Chopin in Britain - by Peter Willis (Hardcover)

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In 1848, the penultimate year of his life, Chopin visited England and Scotland at the instigation of his aristocratic Scots pupil, Jane Stirling. In the autumn of that year, he returned to Paris. The following autumn he was dead. Despite the fascination the composer continues to hold for scholars, this brief but important period, and his previous visit to London in 1837, remain little known. In this richly illustrated study, Peter Willis draws on extensive original documentary evidence, as well as cultural artefacts, to tell the story of these two visits and to place them into aristocratic and artistic life in mid-nineteenth-century England and Scotland. In addition to filling a significant hole in our knowledge of the composer’s life, the book adds to our understanding of a number of important figures, including Jane Stirling and the painter Ary Scheffer. The social and artistic milieux of London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh are brought to vivid life.
Number of Pages: 278
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: Travel
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Peter Willis
Language: English
Street Date: December 20, 2017
TCIN: 51992914
UPC: 9781472451279
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-6760
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