Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 9 images

CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale Paperback – 2003

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 2003
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Icons of Europe, Brussels; 1st edition (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2960038509
  • ISBN-13: 978-2960038507
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,635,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

This biography takes the reader through the main stages of Chopin's life (1810-1849), while providing glimpses of political and cultural developments of the era. The large-format glossy book uses Chopin's letters to family and friends as the prime source of information and is illustrated with over 225 colour images. - Three chapters have been added to document an unexpected discovery. That is: Chopin lived apparently through a secret and dramatic romance in 1848-1849 with Jenny Lind, the 28-year old famous soprano and wealthy philanthropist known as the Swedish Nightingale. - The authors explain why it must have been Jenny Lind, who proposed to Chopin in the fall of 1848, and who gave Chopin an anonymous gift of 25,000 francs in July 1849. Chopin literature has previously identified the suitor and benefactor as Jane Stirling, a 44-year old Scottish spinster and Calvinist and a former pupil of Chopin. The authors show how an erroneous translation of a Chopin letter may have led to this assumption. - The "Chopin in the World" journal (2003/2004) praises the biography: "This is a novelty in the book market not only because of the beautiful quality of the publication, but also because of content". The authors' subsequent in-depth research in 2004-2009 has confirmed their initial findings and uncovered new and surprising aspects of Chopin and Jenny Lind's secret relationship. - Book income is donated to the global fight against tuberculosis. Chopin died apparently of this infectious disease. The director-general of the World Health Organization has signed an inscription in "CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale".

Customer reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?