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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Jan Brokken

Abstract

Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt Before Chopin's Heart is not your usual music handbook. The book’s curious title refers to the presence of eleven Antilleans at the service held in the Warsaw church to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s death in October 1999 where the composer’s heart is kept in an urn, whilst the rest of his mortal remains lie in Paris. The item which Brokken had read in a German newspaper triggered him to start writing the book based on notes he had been taking while living on Curacao from 1993 to 2002. Anyone interested in discovering an overlooked chapter of ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, composer biographies, Creolization, Music history, Netherlands Antilles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461855
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Brokken, author