Frédéric Chopin was the most famous composer of Polish origin in the history of Western concert music. He was a progressive who revolutionized the harmonic content, the texture, and the emotional quality of the small piano piece, turning light dance forms, nocturnes, and study genres into profound works that were both daring and deeply inward. Born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin to a French father and a Polish mother, probably on March 1, 1810, he was a native of Zelazowa Wola village west of Warsaw. In these rustic surroundings, he was exposed to both the classics of keyboard music (including, significantly, those of Bach), by teachers who immediately recognized him as a prodigy, and to Polish folk music, which would be reflected in a pioneering musical nationalism. He quickly outstripped the talents of most of Warsaw's top piano and ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213 1846 03:33 Keyboard
Waltz for piano No. 9 in A flat major ("L'adieu") Op. 69/1, CT. 215 1835 04:01 Keyboard
Polonaise-fantasy for piano No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61, CT. 156 1846 12:53 Keyboard
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 1837 22:53 Keyboard
Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212 1846 01:56 Keyboard
Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211 1840 03:52 Keyboard
Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207 1831 05:10 Keyboard
Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT. 5 1842 11:03 Keyboard
Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2 1831 09:11 Keyboard
Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46 1834 05:03 Keyboard
Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155 1842 06:48 Keyboard
Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6 1845 08:40 Keyboard
Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63 1832 04:22 Keyboard
Mazurka for piano No. 23 in D major, Op. 33/2, CT. 73 1837 02:25 Keyboard
Fantasy for piano in F minor/A flat major, Op. 49, C. 42 1841 12:46 Keyboard
Mazurka for piano No. 47 in A minor, Op. 68/2, CT. 97 1827 02:57 Keyboard
Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7 1844 04:40 Keyboard
Polonaise for piano No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44, CT. 154 1841 10:41 Keyboard
Nocturne for piano No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123 1842 05:06 Keyboard
Nocturne for piano No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117 1837 05:16 Keyboard
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