Frédéric Chopin

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Basic Information

Born March 1, 1810 in Zelazowa Wola, Poland, he grew up in a middle class family. He published his first composition at age 7 and began performing one year later. In 1832, he moved to Paris, socializing with high society and was known as an excellent piano teacher. His piano compositions were highly influential. He died on October 17, 1849, in Paris, France.

Works

Chopin’s works for solo piano include about 61 mazurkas, 16 polonaises, 26 preludes, 27 études, 21 nocturnes, 20 waltzes, 3 sonatas, 4 ballades, 4 scherzos, 4 impromptus, and many individual pieces.
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Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne