Table of Contents
   Illustrationsp. xiii
   Acknowledgmentsp. xv
   Introductionp. xvii
   The Warsaw Years (1810-1830)
      The First Contemporaries: Chopin's Family in His Formative Yearsp. 3
      The First Intimate Friends: Jan Bialoblocki, Jan Matuszynski, Julian Fontana, and Tytus Woyciechowskip. 17
      Music Teacher and Mentor: Jozef Elsnerp. 53
      The First "Love": Konstancja Gladkowskap. 69
   The Paris Years (1831-1849)
      The Most Intimate Non-Polish Friend: Auguste Franchommep. 81
      Moja bieda: Maria Wodzinskap. 91
      A Most Trusted Confidant: Woyciech Grzymalap. 109
      Fellow Pianist and Composer: Franz Lisztp. 127
      An Artistic Devotee: Pauline Viardotp. 151
      A Tender Attachment: Solange Sandp. 165
   Epiloguep. 175
   Notesp. 181
   Bibliographyp. 215
   Indexp. 221