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Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin is one of the greatest composers of the Romantic piano tradition. He was a master in making the small form great. His ballades, mazurkas, polonaises, preludes, etudes and nocturnes all belong to the most popular standard works for piano ever written. 

As a child prodigy, Chopin grew up in a middle class family, who lived among the literati of Warsaw. When in 1830 the November Uprising broke out in Poland, the twenty year old Chopin stayed in Vienna. He became an exile and never returned to his mother country. He eventually settled in Paris. 

He avoided public concerts, but he did like performing in small settings, such as salons and at home for his friends. This way, Chopin built a reputation as an exceptional pianist, teacher and composer.

Chopin brought a unique synthesis between the Viennese bravado and the French/English lyric style. Even though his pieces often are technically very demanding, the focus was always on creating a lyric expression and poetic atmosphere. He invented the instrumental ballade, and brought salongenres to a higher level with his many innovations and refinements. 

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Fuck Digital (vinyl)

Fuck Digital (vinyl)

James Rhodes

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Chopin & Schumann

Chopin & Schumann

Sveinung Bjelland

Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann
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Piano Works, Chopin & Liszt

Piano Works, Chopin & Liszt

Sophia Agranovich

Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt
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