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Music in Chopin's Warsaw
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Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Halina Goldberg

Abstract

This book examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth and places Chopin's early works in this milieu. It provides a historiographic perspective that allows a better understanding of Poland's cultural and musical circumstances. Chopin's Warsaw emerges from the pages of this book as a vibrant European city that was home to an opera house, various smaller theaters, one of the earliest modern conservatories in Europe, several societies which organized concerts, musically active churches, spirited salon life, music publishers and bookstores, instrument builders, and for a short ... More

Keywords: Fryderyk Chopin, musical style, opera theater, conservatory, music societies, music in churches, salon life, music publishing, instrument builders, vernacular musical language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Halina Goldberg, author
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University - Bloomington, where she is also an affiliated faculty member of The Russian and East European Institute, and Adjunct Professor in the Sandra J. Borns Jewish Studies Program.

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