Chopin's Dream

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The Scandinavian authors founded the cultural association Icons of Europe in 2001, in the heels of their international business career. Their initial biography of Chopin, spotting his romance with Jenny Lind, was well received by experts. It led to further research of their relationship and to the idea of translating the discoveries into musical events with a contemporary theme (e.g. Europe's diversity, public health, transatlantic relations, innovation).

Chopin's Dream

Jenny Lind Gala Concert

Authored by Icons of Europe
Authored with Cecilia Jorgensen, Jens A. Jorgensen
Edition: 1

This paperback documents the unique gala concert The Dream of Chopin, performed as music-with-a-story for piano and voice in Christ Church, Malvern (England) mid-July 2013. Chopin masterpieces are introduced by citing dramatic elements of Jenny Lind's life. The story reveals her real identity (the king's daughter), as well as the depth of her secret and tragic romance with Chopin (implicating George Sand and Wagner) and the power of the cult she later instigated to immortalize his oeuvre. - The script and its annotations and artworks draw on a large body of period information from many years of historical research by Icons of Europe, much not published or juxtaposed before. The booklet also contains a little cadenza probably written by Chopin during a singing lesson with Jenny Lind who, incognito, was his pupil in 1841-1842. The concert and the booklet provide new insight into the life and legacy of both Jenny Lind and Chopin and into the cultural evolution of the 19th century.

Publication Date:
2960038533 / 9782960038538
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Music / History & Criticism / General

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