Frederic Chopin

Who is Frederic Chopin?


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Frederic Francois Chopin, composer of the Romantic Era -

Born - 1st March, 1810 in Zelazowa, Poland

Died - 17th October, 1849 in Paris, France (from tuberculosis)

Some major works include - 2 Piano concertos, 3 Sonatas, 4 Scherzos, 25 Preludes, 27 Etudes, 19 Nocturnes, 44 Waltzes, 10 Polonaises, 56 Mazurkas, 4 Ballades.

Specialist Genres - Solo piano music

Chopin began to compose before he was seven and made his first public appearances as a pianist. After leaving school at 16, he enrolled in the Warsaw Conservatory and began composing seriously. He travelled to Vienna and subesquently spent most of his time in Paris, with a visit to England. He never married, but had a variety of lovers.