By Benita Eisler
Frdric Chopin's recognition as one of many nice Romantics endures, yet as Benita Eisler finds in her dependent and elegiac biography, the fellow used to be extra advanced than his iconic picture. A classicist, conservative, and dandy who relished his conquest of Parisian society, the Polish migr was once for some time blessed with genius, acclaim, and the affection of Europe's such a lot notorious lady author, George Sand. yet by way of the age of 39, the guy whose wonderful compositions had extremely joyful audiences within the most trendy salons lay death of intake, penniless and deserted through his lover. within the fall of 1849, his lavish funeral was once attended via thousands'but no longer via George Sand.In this intimate portrait of an embattled guy, Eisler tells the tale of a turbulent love affair, of soreness and loss redeemed by way of artwork, and of worlds'both deepest and public'convulsed by way of momentous change.From the alternate Paperback edition.
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