By Benita Eisler
Frdric Chopin's acceptance as one of many nice Romantics endures, yet as Benita Eisler finds in her dependent and elegiac biography, the guy was once extra complex than his iconic snapshot. 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 girl author, George Sand. yet through the age of 39, the guy whose remarkable compositions had extremely joyful audiences within the most trendy salons lay death of intake, penniless and deserted by means of his lover. within the fall of 1849, his lavish funeral was once attended through thousands'but now not through George Sand.In this intimate portrait of an embattled guy, Eisler tells the tale of a turbulent love affair, of discomfort and loss redeemed by means of paintings, and of worlds'both deepest and public'convulsed by means of momentous change.From the exchange Paperback edition.
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Chopin's Funeral by Benita Eisler