If you want to delve into the extraordinary life of ‘‘the poet of the piano’’, I recommend Chopin’s Funeral as a good place to start. Benita Eisler’s engrossing book cuts with surgical precision into the fragile psyche of an erratic genius.
In the meantime, however, enjoy a Dublin extravaganza of the enduring masterpieces he created before his death 200 years ago.
A bicentenary celebration of Chopin’s music will...
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