Chopin: The Four Ballades by Jim (University of Bristol) Samson

Chopin: The Four Ballades Paperback Oct 30 1992

By Jim (University of Bristol) Samson
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Chopin's four ballades are widely regarded as being amongst the most significant extended works for solo piano of the nineteenth century. In an illuminating discussion, Jim Samson combines history and analysis to provide the reader with a comprehensive picture of these popular piano works. He begins by investigating the social and musical background to Chopin's unique style. He describes the manuscript sources and evaluates the many subsequent printed editions, then considers the critical reception of the ballades and the differing interpretations of well-known nineteenth- and twentieth-century pianists. The final two chapters examine the music of all four works analytically. There is a clearly presented formal synopsis of each ballade in turn, followed by a discussion of the works collectively which explores Chopin's own conception of the title 'ballade' and how it may be understood as a musical genre.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Oct 30 1992
Language
English
Pages
116
ISBN-13
9780521386159
ISBN-10
0521386152
Weight
160g
Dimensions
138.0mm x 216.0mm