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title: Chopin. The soul of Parisian salons 1830-1848
translation: Zbigniew Skowron
publisher: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
ISBN: 978-83-64823-88-6
year of publication: 2019
languages: polski
series: books
format: 130x210
cover: hardback
pp: 352
weight: 0.53 kg

The latest book by the eminent Swiss Chopin scholar Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger follows the line of research into the socio-cultural context of Chopin’s work that he has been pursuing for many years. After the thorough exploration of Chopin’s work as a piano teacher and the specific milieu of his pupils presented in the pioneering monograph Chopin: Pianist and Teacher in the Eyes of his Pupils, Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger has taken up the absorbing subject of Chopin’s links with Parisian salon life. He has shown those links in two dimensions: on one hand, as Chopin’s contribution to the life of those salons in which he came to be active; on the other, as the reception of his performances within that milieu, combined with an evaluation of his playing style, the appraisals of which occasionally assume a refined literary form.

Prof. Zbigniew Skowron


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