An illuminating portrait of a man whose innovative works profoundly influenced the course of twentieth-century American classical music.
“Lauterbach’s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
The captivating story of Frédéric Chopin and the fate of both his Mallorquin piano and musical Romanticism from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
“A splendid read, at once disturbing and illuminating.”—Gramophone
A greatly expanded edition of the National Book Award-winning masterpiece by a world-class pianist and writer on music.