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Frederic Chopin

Frederic Francois Chopin (1810-1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest Romantic composers. Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. A renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his music education there; he composed many of his mature works in Warsaw before leaving Poland in 1830 at age 20, shortly before the November 1830 Uprising. Following the Russian suppression of the Uprising, he settled in Paris as part of Poland's Great Emigration. During the remaining 19 years of his life, Chopin gave only some 30 public performances, preferring the more intimate atmosphere of the salon; he supported himself by selling his compositions and teaching piano. (from wikipedia.org)

Chopin - The Women Behind the Music

This is a BBC documentary about the life of the great pianist and composer Chopin and the story of the women whose voices inspired his music.


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Frederic Chopin - wikipedia
Frederic Francois Chopin (1810 - 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest Romantic composers.
Biography of Chopin
Biography - general outline. Chopin's Era. Chronicle of life and works. Illustrations - life. Work. Monographic outline. The origins of Chopin's output. ...

e-Books
Life of Chopin
Author: Franz Liszt, 1811-1886. Subject: Frederic Chopin, 1810-1849. Publisher: O. Ditson, Boston. Language: English. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician (Vol. 1)
Author: Frederick Niecks, 1845-1924. Volume 1. Subject: Frederic Chopin, 1810-1849. Publisher: Novello, Ewer & Co., London; New York. Language: English.
Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician (Vol. 2)
Author: Frederick Niecks, 1845-1924. Volume 2. Subject: Frederic Chopin, 1810-1849. Publisher: Novello, Ewer & Co., London; New York. Language: English.
Frederic Francois Chopin
Author: Charles Willeby. Subject: Frederic Chopin, 1810-1849. Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London. Language: English. Book Contributor: Music - University of Toronto.
Chopin: the Man and His Music
Author: James Huneker, 1860-1921. Language: English. Book Contributor: Project Gutenberg. Table of Contents. Part I - The Man. I. Poland - Youthful Ideals. ...