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Frederic Chopin

Composer (22-Feb-1810 — 17-Oct-1849)


Andre Coeuroy. Chopin. Paris, France: Plon le Bon Plaisir. 1951. 188pp. Language: French.

Alfred Cortot. Translated by Cyril Clarke; Rena Clarke. In Search of Chopin. London: Peter Neville. 1951. 261pp.

Jean Jacques Eigeldinger (editor). Chopin: Pianist and Teacher. Cambridge University Press. 1988. 340pp.

Benita Eisler. Chopin's Funeral. London: Little, Brown. 2003. 230pp.

Bernard Gavoty. Frédéric Chopin. Paris, France: Bernard Grasset. 1974. 535pp. Language: French.

Halina Goldberg. The Age of Chopin. Indiana University Press. 2004. 296pp.

Adam Harasowski. The Skein of Legends Around Chopin. Glasgow, Scotland: William Maclellan. 1967. 383pp.

Arthur Hedley. Chopin. London: J. M. Dent and Sons. 1947. 214pp.

Jeffrey Kallberg. Chopin at the Boundaries: Sex, History, and Musical Genre. Harvard University Press. 1996. 320pp.

Moritz Karasowski. Translated by Emily Hill. Frederic Chopin: His Life and Letters. London: William Reeves. 1938. 479pp.

George R. Marek; Maria Gordon-Smith. Chopin: A Biography. New York: Harper & Row. 1978.

Frederick Niecks. Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician. London: Novello, Ewer and Co.. 1890. (2 vols.) 340pp. + 380pp. Second edition.

Guy de Pourtales. Translated by Charles Bayley, Jr. (from French). Chopin: A Man of Solitude. London: Thornton Butterworth. 1927. 280pp.

Jaroslav Prochazka. Chopin and Bohemia. Prague, Czechoslovakia: Artia. 1969. 191pp.

Jim Samson (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Chopin. Cambridge University Press. 1992. 341pp.

Jeremy Siepmann. Chopin: The Reluctant Romantic. Northeastern University Press. 1995. 280pp.

William Smialek. Frédéric Chopin: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 2000. 191pp.

Tad Szulc. Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer. Da Capo Press. 2000. 452pp.

Alan Walker (editor). Frederic Chopin: Profiles of the Man and the Musician. London: Barrie and Rockliff. 1966. 334pp.

Casimir Wierzynski. The Life and Death of Chopin. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1949.

Adam Zamoyski. Chopin: A Biography. London: Collins. 1979. 336pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.305)

  9. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.132)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.199)

  11. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.170)

  12. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.63-64)

  13. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.178-80)

  14. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.150)

  15. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.121)

  16. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.159-61)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.110)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.48)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.85)

  20. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.72-73)

  21. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.86)

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