List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Explanation of references; Editor's note; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Technique and style; 2. Interpretation of Chopin's work; Notes; List of Chopin's pupils whose recollections are quoted in this book; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of persons; Index of musical works.
The first English paperback edition of the unique collection of documents which reveal Chopin as teacher and interpreter of his own music.
' ... truly a book about the way Chopin played the piano, and about the way he interpreted his own music ... Anyone interested in Chopin will be grateful to Eigeldinger.' Charles Rosen, The New York Review of Books ' ... the book is really indispensable to the serious student of Chopin. Almost all those reading it will find their view of the composer made sharper and truer than before.' Nicholas Temperley, MLA Notes