Jed DISTLER: Reflections on Chopin
Jed DISTLER

Jed DISTLER

Reflections on Chopin

Some composers develop their styles over time, while others make their mark early on. Among those who evolved step-by-step include Haydn, Wagner, Janacek, Scarlatti, Liszt, Phillip Glass and Elliott Carter. Other composers, by contrast, seemingly emerged fully formed, like Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss, Saint-Saëns, and Pierre Boulez. Frédéric Chopin undoubtedly belongs to this latter group.