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    Chopin (Hardback) By (author) Adam Zamoyski


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    DescriptionA completely new edition of the definitive biography of Chopin, unavailable for many years, by one of the finest of contemporary European historians. Two centuries have passed since Chopin's birth, yet his legacy is all around us today. The quiet revolution he wrought influenced the development of Western music profoundly, and he is still probably the most widely studied and revered composer. For many, he is the object of a cult. Yet most people know little of his life, of the man, his thoughts and his feelings; his public image is a sugary blur of sentimentality and melodrama. Adam Zamoyski cuts through the myths and legends to tell the story of Chopin's life, and to reveal all that can be discovered about him as a person. He pays particular attention to recent revelations about the composer's health, and places him within the intellectual and spiritual environment of his day.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Zamoyski
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 559 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007341849
    ISBN 10: 0007341849

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: AVH, AVGC5
    DC22: 780.92
    BISAC V2.8: MUS000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    47 b/w plates (24pp)
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    04 February 2010
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    Author Information
    Adam Zamoyski was born in New York, was educated at Oxford, and lives in London. A full-time writer, his books include 'Paderewski', 'The Last King of Poland','1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow', which was a Sunday Times bestseller, and 'Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna'. He is married to the painter Emma Sergeant.
    Review quote
    Praise for '1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow': 'So brilliant that it is impossible to put the book aside!a master craftsman at work' Michael Burleigh, Sunday Times 'A brilliant piece of narrative history, full of sparkling set-pieces' T.J. Binyon, Sunday Telegraph 'One of the greatest stories ever told' Spectator Praise for 'Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna' 'Outstanding - a delicious, triumphant feast of a book' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily Mail 'Magnificent!both an intellectual and literary joy to read' The Times