Frédéric Chopin – (Do you like Frederic Chopin too?) – Ep. 04

Do you like Frederic Chopin too?

Chopin died prematurely at the age of 39 years of tuberculosis. He composed only for piano, except for the two concertos for piano and orchestra: the great brilliant Polonaise and the sonata for piano and cello.

Frédéric Chopin was a romantic pianist, his pieces are full of feelings, technique and poetic musical expression and often also dramatic. His music recalls the purity of Mozart and the virtuosity of his friend Liszt who influenced him.

Chopin organized his works in simple titles: studies, preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, mazurkas, ballads, polonaises, costumes, etc.

The great Polish artist is considered one of the five greatest composers of history and a revolutionary of the pianist technique, instrument that comprised like few, his music for piano is simply extraordinary.

Due to his death he was unable to produce great volume of compositions, but the lightness of his melody harmonies became true musical poems that continue to delight the generations of musicians and lovers of this wonderful art.

 

Chopin Quote:

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”

 

“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.”

 

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

Here are some of Chopin’s masterpieces (Piano music):

Listen and enjoy Chopin’s music:

Follow other episodes of this series:

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach

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