The Chopin Review

Musical lives: Portraits of composers in biographical novels
The Chopin Review (2019) , No. 2

The biographical novel, currently so popular among readers and authors alike, only recently acquired its status as an emerging literary genre: the process of its separation from the historical novel as more broadly conceived can be dated to the second ...

Chopin and George Sand: Visions of reconciliation and otherness
The Chopin Review (2019) , No. 2

To read Sand’s fiction, or at least what she wrote while she and Chopin shared an intimate relationship, for insights into their creative affinities, is unproductive. However, some of her later writing, both fictional and non-fictional, gives us telling and ...

The poet of the piano in poetry: Chopin and Russian writers Miatlev, Fet, Severianin, Pasternak and Akhmatova
The Chopin Review (2019) , No. 2

The popular designation ‘poet of the piano’ becomes more meaningful when we understand that poets consistently turn to Chopin’s life and music for literary inspiration. Chopin’s short life – filled with nostalgia, melancholy and pain – exemplifies the Romantic notion ...

Émigrés on an émigré: Poetic portraits of Chopin
The Chopin Review (2019) , No. 2

This article is devoted to analysis of the mechanisms behind the creation of the cultural image of Fryderyk Chopin in selected verse by twentieth-century Polish poets in exile, such as Kazimierz Wierzyński, Jan Lechoń, Stanisław Baliński and Czesław Miłosz. Verse ...


The Chopin Review, published by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, will help to realise the Institute’s mission to inspire, support, coordinate and disseminate academic research into Chopin and his music, as well as their context, as broadly conceived. Our aim is to provide music professionals with journals of the highest scholarly and editorial standards, corresponding to their subject matter.

Publisher Fryderyk Chopin Institute
Country Poland
ISSN (Print) 2544-9249
ISSN (Online) 2545-0891
Year started 2019
Indexed 4 articles
Licence Open Access

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