Liszts Chopin: A New Edition Meirion Hughes

ISBN: 9780719085680

Published: February 15th 2011

Hardcover

192 pages


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Liszts Chopin: A New Edition  by  Meirion Hughes

Liszts Chopin: A New Edition by Meirion Hughes
February 15th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780719085680 | 6.60 Mb

Passionate and pioneering, Liszts biography of Chopin flaunts its authors celebrity while straddling the divide between the scholarly and the popular. In this volume, Meirion Hughes combines a new translation of the first edition with anMorePassionate and pioneering, Liszts biography of Chopin flaunts its authors celebrity while straddling the divide between the scholarly and the popular.

In this volume, Meirion Hughes combines a new translation of the first edition with an introduction that places the work in its cultural and political context. In his introduction, Hughes explores the complex relationship between the two composers, the highly charged political context in which the book was written, and the discourse of cultural nationalism and progressivism that dominates content. He argues that Chopin was more than a tribute to an erstwhile friend, but rather a polemic of national music rooted in the politics of that year of revolutions, 1848-9.

Hughes remains faithful to the original while putting clarity before strict adherence to what is, by general agreement, a quirky text. Controversial in its approach, Liszts Chopin challenges the long-held view of the memoir as a lightweight, inaccurate portrait of its subject, but rather as one of the most important and daring musical biographies of the nineteenth century.



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