Chopin and the Pleyel sound
We are very happy to announce the publication of the volume Chopin e il suono di Pleyel (Chopin and the Pleyel sound), on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the composer. The book is the work of Florence Gétreau, Director of the Institut de Recherche sur le Patrimoine Musical en France. This is the third appendix to the catalogue Alla ricerca dei suoni perduti (In search of lost sounds) containing two essays on the life of Chopin written by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger and Marie-Paule Rambeau, together with the Brzowski diary, which is printed in Italian, English and French for the first time previously only available in Polish. Brzowski a close friend and musician fully described in his diary his journey and meeting in Paris. A new view on Chopin fully emerges from the volume an incomparable artist who dominated the Parisian world. Together with an essay on Pleyel by Christopher Clarke are the sheets on four of Pleyel’s instruments as proposed by John Henry van der Meer, Grant O’Brien and Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano. Accompanying the book is a CD with tracks of chamber music, which documents the transformation the introduction of Pleyel had on music, the instrument so loved by Chopin himself.
Those who would be interested in ordering one copy of this can use the order form in this page.
A trilingual edition in English, Italian and French -
Size (mm): 240 x 300 – 280 pages with color illustrations
Included CD audio
Price € 90
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Back cover of Chopin and the Pleyel sound
Art and music in Romantic Paris