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The Parisian worlds of Frédéric Chopin
The Parisian worlds of Frédéric Chopin
Atwood, William G., 1932-2011.
Publication Information:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
vii, 470 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Paris à la Galignani: an Anglo-Italian guide to the French capital for the English-speaking tourist -- Polish Parisians: a people in exile -- From citizen-king to prince-president: France as a "bourgeois-cracy" -- Society and salons: a "who's tout" of le tout Paris -- Pox Britannica: the great epidemic of anglomania -- Musical currents along the Seine: from concert halls to dance halls -- Opera: a vocal art and social spectacle -- Bohemia and the demimonde: two operas in the making -- Penning a profit: literature becomes lucrative -- Stage by stage: the evolution of theatrical taste from the battle of "Hernani" to the reign of Rachel -- Delacroix, Daumier, and daguerre: A "3-D" view of art -- "A votre santé!": coping with poultices, purges, and the Parisian medical profession -- Visions of a better world: searching for utopia from Menilmontant to the Rue Vanneau -- The big shadow of the little corporal: Napoléon becomes a legend -- Epilogue: obituary and funeral of Frédéric Chopin -- Appendix. The Paris residence of Frédéric Chopin.
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