My thesis examines the ways in which Chopin's music is understood as gendered through an examination of his Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61. I explore the associations of the titular genres with musical gestures perceived as either feminine or masculine, and the ways in which Chopin inverts listeners' gendered expectations. This leads into a discussion on how an understanding of gender in this piece might influence one's performance decisions.
Young, H. C. (2016). Strength and Weakness: Gendered Dualities in Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61 (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/145