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By Frederic Chopin,E. L. Voynich

"Nothing will be extra spontaneous and ebullient than Chopin's letters." — Books
"Perhaps no composer's letters are so kindred to his tune, and equivalent to the influence produced by way of it, as Chopin's are." — The big apple Times
This fantastically edited number of approximately three hundred of Chopin's letters, the 1st to be released in English, vividly finds the composer as guy and artist, and inspires the impressive age — Europe of the 1830s and 1840s — he shared with an both awesome forged of characters, from Jenny Lind to Isabella II of Spain, from Queen Victoria to George Sand, from Heinrich Heine to Victor Hugo.
The tone of the letters is exuberantly attractive: "They abound in pleasant gossip, they're merry instead of malicious, they're engagingly witty, and now and then their humor turns into certainly Rabelaisian" (Peter Bowdoin, Books). Their contents supply infrequent glimpses into Chopin's early life atmosphere, his brain and personality, his tragic love for George Sand, the origins of lots of his compositions, many of the musical affects that formed his inventive principles and conduct, and the creative circles within which he moved.
Originally accrued through the Polish musicologist Henryk Opienski, the letters were translated and annotated via Chopin pupil E. L. Voynich. scholars and admirers of Chopin will locate of their pages giant assets to deepen their love and appreciation for — and wonderment at — the original individuality and fulfillment of this nice musical personality.

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