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by James Huneker

  • ISBN: 0559487207
  • Author: James Huneker
  • ePub ver: 1191 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 424
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (November 14, 2008)
  • Formats: mobi lit docx txt
  • Category: Memoris
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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James Gibbon Huneker (1857–1921) was a distinguished American newspaper critic, an essayist. If you want a general feel for Chopin's music but don't want intricate musical detail, the descriptions of the pieces may suit your need

James Gibbon Huneker (1857–1921) was a distinguished American newspaper critic, an essayist. If you want a general feel for Chopin's music but don't want intricate musical detail, the descriptions of the pieces may suit your need. For biographical info, "Chopin in Paris" by Tad Szulc is much more informative and accurate. Huneker's biography, besides being relatively short, takes off on gossipy tangents that often jump around in time making it hard to get a good feeling for Chopin's progression thru life.

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James Gibbons Huneker (January 31, 1857 – February 9, 1921) was an American art, book, music, and theater critic. A colorful individual and an ambitious writer, he was "an American with a great mission," in the words of his friend, the critic Benjamin De Casseres, and that mission was to educate Americans about the best cultural achievements, native and European, of his time. From 1892 to 1899, he was the husband of the sculptor Clio Hinton.

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Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization . Biblio Bazaar Reproduction.

Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

His writing style is remarkable - unrestrained, informal, full of brilliant insight - and this style plus Huneker's wide knowledge of art and literature as well as music has kept his literacy work alive. Показать все. О товаре. Доставка, возврат и платежи. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература. PowerNomics : The National Plan to Empower Black America by Claud Anderson (2001, Hardcover).

Stained with melancholy, his joy is never that of the strong man rejoicing in his muscles. from "Poet and Psychologist"James Huneker describes Chopin's mazurkas as the music in which "the Pole suffers in song the joy of his sorrow. Such distinctive literary lyricism fills this classic 1900 life of the 19th-century French-Polish pianist and composer.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Comments (7)

Stonewing
The biography is very disappointing, the musical descriptions are poetic but don't get into much detail. If you want a general feel for Chopin's music but don't want intricate musical detail, the descriptions of the pieces may suit your need. That's the only reason I didn't give this book the lowest possible rating.

For biographical info, "Chopin in Paris" by Tad Szulc is much more informative and accurate. Huneker's biography, besides being relatively short, takes off on gossipy tangents that often jump around in time making it hard to get a good feeling for Chopin's progression thru life.

My problem with the musical descriptions (the book is divided into 76 pages of biography and 141 pages of music "analysis", divided into sections on preludes, mazurkas, etc.) is again the gossipy nature. For example, the chapter on the preludes is 13 pages long. The first four pages are strictly about who claimed when and where they were written.

I recently played Prelude No. 4 in E Minor at Peabody in Baltimore. Prior to the recital, I was deluged with coaching at college master-class play-ins, etc. The discussions centered on things like why the downbeat beginning each measure is played weaker than usual, contributing to the feeling of hopelessness in the piece.

Huneker's descriptions are: "The melody seems literally to wail..", "This tiny prelude contains wonderful music", "The whole is like some canvas by Rembrant.."

In the relatively few times Huneker does go into musical detail there may be some insight, but just as frequently a few bars of music are shown accompanied by an explanation like, "Volcanic mutterings these!" -when the music shown is a pianissimo (played very softly) passage!

For anyone looking for insights on actually playing the pieces, Walker's "The Chopin Companion.." which can be found "used" at Amazon, is a much better choice.
Runehammer
This would have been much more interesting if I were a music major or a pianist. I had to give up 35% of the way through it when it started getting too technical to be understandable or interesting to me.
Lavivan
I had hoped to find a biography of Chopin that would be a detailed life story. This edition requires a technical understanding of music,
composing, etc. It would be meaningful to such a person, but to me it was a struggle to get through it.
Golkree
Somewhat over the top; however, it was published 64 years ago. Good information for the know nothings. Like me. Try it.
Malalrajas
Difficult read. Too many words beyond my vocabulary. As if the author is showing off which kind of pisses me off.
However, I suffered through it as Chopin is my favorite. I found the information in the book fascinating but hate the author.
Dynen
Very thorough.
Lo◘Ve
This book was obviously copied (and poorly at that) and then somehow put in a hardback cover.
I became bogged down at times. It was a bit bookish so I skipped parts of it. Although it contains a lot of information, I would have preferred more interesting reading.

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