Important books, articles, reviews, and theses on Fr d ric Chopin (1810-1849) in Western European languages and in Polish are cited; selected references in languages such as Russian, Czech, and Japanese are included as well. The Chopin legend is considered through studies of the performance tradition and a discography of recent and reissued recordings. Short essays outline the historiography of Chopin research and the current direction of scholarship. Index.
Table of Contents
Preface, Chapter 1. Biography: A Chronology of Events in Chopin’s Life, Chapter 2. Reference Works, Chapter 3. Life of the Composer, Chapter 4. Works of the Composer, Chapter 5. The Chopin Legend, Chapter 6. Discography, Chapter 7. Letters, Author Index, Work Index, Subject Index, About the Author