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Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin

  • March 1, 1810 Zelazowa Wola (Poland) - October 17, 1849 Paris, France


Frederic Chopin's Polish childhood

Polish-born Frederic Chopin (in Polish, Fryderyk Chopin) immigrated to Paris where he mingled with all the artistic spheres of the great French 19th century to become the emblem of the Romantic musician. From his early Polish days, we retain the image of a marvellous pianist frequenting all the Warsaw salons to improvise and play his first compositions inspired by national melodies and rhythms. It was at that time, aged eight, that this angel of the piano composed his first Mazurkas and Polonaises. On leaving his country because of the revolution, he gave proof of his genius with his First Piano Concerto and the Etudes Op.10 dedicated to Franz Liszt who made an admirable interpreter.

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