An English version of Magdalena Oliferko's book Fontana and Chopin in letters is soon to be published.
The author has gained access to many documents relating to Fontana’s biography and has read from manuscript his letters to Stanisław Egbert Koźmian, which show the relations between Chopin and Fontana in a new light. [...] From the letters of Fontana and Chopin, through their selection and the way they are presented, the illustrations and commentaries, silhouettes emerge of both our protagonists – partly unfamiliar, with their sarcasm, wit and complexes [...]. This is the first publication of its kind in the subject literature – not only unique, but excellently prepared.
(fragment of the review by Professor Irena Poniatowska)
translation: John Comber
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