Frédéric Chopin





Frédéric Chopin

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born
in Żelazowa Wola, Poland
March 01, 1810

died
October 17, 1849

gender
male

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Frédéric François Chopin (1810 –1849) is one of the most famous, influential, and admired composers and virtuoso pianists of the Romantic era.

He was born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, of Polish and French parentage, on 1st March 1810 in the village of Żelazowa Wola, Poland. In Warsaw he was hailed as a child prodigy and as the “second Mozart” for his piano and composition skill, for which the composer Robert Schumann complimented the talented pianist: “Hats off, gentlemen, a genius!” Due to the political situation in Poland, he left his country for France at the age of twenty. There he composed his two piano concertos with their patriotic Polish themes and rhythms, based on traditional polish dances. He never returned to Poland, but after his...more


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Chopin's Letters
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Nocturnes and Polonaises
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Complete Preludes, Nocturne...
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Complete Ballades, Imprompt...
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Chopin - Preludes for the P...
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Complete Preludes and Etude...
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Chopin: Waltzes For the Pia...
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Waltzes and Scherzos
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Etudes: Piano Solo
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Chopin: Nocturnes for the P...
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More books by Frédéric Chopin…
“It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.”
Frédéric Chopin

“Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.”
Frédéric Chopin

“I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, and yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.”
Frédéric Chopin