Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer by Tad SzulcChopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer by Tad Szulc

Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer

byTad Szulc

Paperback | December 31, 1999

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Born in Poland in 1810, Chopin emigrated to Vienna at age eighteen#151;and then to Paris, where from 1831 to 1849 he would spend almost half of his brief and tumultuous life. In Paris his extraordinary powers would reach their height and he would shine among the immensely talented writers, painters, and musicians who were working there and defining their era. Chopin's other acquaintances ranged from Rothschild to Marx#151;and it was here that he began his long and stormy relationship with the novelist George Sand. InChopin in Paris#151;aNew York TimesNotable Book#151;Tad Szulc brings to life this complex, contradictory genius, and re-creates an unsurpassed epoch of European history, culture, and music.
Tad Szulcis a former foreign correspondent and bureau chief for theNew York Times. His eighteen books includePope John Paul II, Fidel: A Critical Portrait, andThen and Now-the latter two winners of the prestigious Overseas Press Club of America Award.
Title:Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic ComposerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 1999Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306809338

ISBN - 13:9780306809330

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from good for research A very detailed narrative, liberally supported by quotes from correspondence. The style is a bit dry and factual. The book will be useful for those looking for information, but it doesn't really succeed on bringing the composer to life for the reader.
Date published: 2017-02-08

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Chopin in Paris is a biography that focuses on the 18 years the famous composer spent at the centre of a dazzling social scene that included Marx, Balzac, Hugo, Lizt, Stendhal, Rothschild and Berloiz. It was during this time that Chopin also carried on a stormy love affair with novelist George Sand. Ted Szulc, who has won awards for his biographies of Pope John Paul II and Fidel Castro, gives us a glimpse into the life of this complex, contradictory genius, whose music defined an epoch in the history of European culture.