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Notes on Chopin

by André Gide Author · Bernard Frechtman Translator

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An inspiring discourse on the power of music from one of the twentieth century's most important figures, André Gide   André Gide, one of the great intellectuals of the twentieth century and a devoted pianist, invites readers to reevaluate Frédéric Chopin as a composer "betrayed . . . deeply, intimately, totally violated" by a music community that had fundamentally misinterpreted his work. As a profound admirer of Chopin's "promenade of discoveries," Gide intersperses musical notation throughout the text to illuminate his arguments, but most moving is Gide's own poetic expression for the music he so loved.   This edition includes rare pages and fragments from Gide's journals, which relate to Chopin and music.

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Philosophical Library/Open Road
Publication Date:
2012

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André Gide (Author)

André Gide (1869–1951), winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize for Literature, was a celebrated novelist, dramatist, and essayist whose narrative works dealt frankly with homosexuality and the struggle between artistic discipline, moralism, and sensual in...

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