Chopin -- an Introduction to His Piano Works Book and CD

ISBN-10: 0739036858
ISBN-13: 9780739036853
Edition: 2004
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Description: Known as a "pianist's composer," Chopin's love, passion and devotion to piano music resulted in more than 200 compositions. This collection contains the more accessible pieces which still have vivid melodies and lush harmonies. The Alfred Masterwork  More...

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List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Known as a "pianist's composer," Chopin's love, passion and devotion to piano music resulted in more than 200 compositions. This collection contains the more accessible pieces which still have vivid melodies and lush harmonies. The Alfred Masterwork CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances. Pianist Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.

Frederic Chopin was born on February 22, 1810, in Zelazowa Wola, a small city located near Warsaw, Poland. The son of a French father and a Polish mother, Chopin spent his childhood studying the music of Mozart and Bach, and learned how to play the piano at the Warsaw School of Music. At the age of seven, Chopin performed his first public concert, and eight years later, at 15, he became a published composer. By the late 1820s, Chopin was traveling across Europe giving concert performances. Falling in love with Paris, Chopin moved there in 1831, and never again returned to his homeland. Chopin began a relationship with Mme. Aurore Dudevant, also known as George Sand, in 1837. When their relationship fell apart some ten years later, Chopin was heartbroken. Chopin continued to compose, but his battle with tuberculosis, which he had been dealing with for years, caught up to him Chopin died on October 17, 1849, at the age of 39.

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