The Legacy of Chopin
A fascinating survey of Chopin’s views on music, from composition theory to his philosophy of teaching, including explanatory notes from the author.
The Legacy of Chopin is a comprehensive study of the great composer’s views on music—including pianism, composition, pedagogy, music criticism, and more. Drawing on extensive research from a wide range of sources, Jan Holcman provides essential historical and musicological context for Chopin’s references and concepts, making his more esoteric ideas accessible to the general reader. An author and musicologist, Holcman shares his deep knowledge of Chopin’s life and oeuvre in this enlightening exploration of his theories, practices, and philosophies.