Chopin Through His Contemporaries: Friends, Lovers, and Rivals (Contributions to the Study of Music & Dance) by Pierre Azoury
English | 30 Aug. 1999 | ISBN: 031330971X | 256 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Dual natures comprised Chopin's personality. On one hand, he was a highly creative romantic idealist and on the other, a realist trying to cope with the world at large. Documentary evidence illustrates the disparities in his personality as a reflection of these two diverse aspects of his psyche. Of special interest are five previously unpublished letters in English and the unfolding of Chopin's controversial relationships with Tytus Woyciechowski, Julian Fontana, George Sand, and Solange Sand.