|aThe age of Chopin : |binterdisciplinary inquiries / |cHalina Goldberg, editor
|aBloomington, IN : |bIndiana University Press, |cc2004
|axii, 368 p : |bill ; |c24 cm
|a"The present collection grew out of the interdisciplinary conference that took place at Indiana University-Bloomington during the 1999 sesquicentennial commemorations of Fryderyk Chopin's death"--Pref
This multidisciplinary collection addresses Chopin's life and oeuvre in various cultural contexts of his era. Fourteen original essays by internationally known scholars suggest new connections between his compositions and the intellectual, literary, artistic, and musical environs of Warsaw and Paris. Individual essays consider representations of Chopin in the visual arts; reception in the United States and in Poland; analytical aspects of the mazurkas and waltzes; and political, literary, and gender aspects of Chopin's music and legacy. Several senior scholars represent the fields of American, Western European, and Polish history; Slavic literature; musicology; music theory; and art history. Halina Goldberg is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Indiana University. Her research centres on the musical and cultural environment of Chopin's Warsaw, performance practice issues, questions of reception, and the musical, social, and political creation of national constructs.