About the Author
James Huneker was an American music critic and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1857. James studied piano in Europe and became interested in Chopin when he audited a piano class taught by one of Chopin's students by the name of Georges Mathias. He moved to New York City in 1885 and remained there for the rest of his life. During that time, he studied with Rafael Joseffy, a student of Franz Liszt. Rafael and James became good friends while Rafael mentored James. James wrote many, many books, with this one being only his second. It was published in 1900.
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