Frédéric François Chopin
Frédéric François Chopin was born around March 1, 1810, in Zelazowa Wola, Poland. He was born to a French émigré and a Polish woman of the court. Chopin was half French and half Polish. He took music lessons as a child and he played music in salons. Many people liked his music and they called Chopin a musical genius.
From 1823 to 1826, Chopin attended the Warsaw Lyseum, where his father was one of the professors. In 1826, he entered the Warsaw Conservatory. Chopin graduated 3 years later. He moved to Paris in 1831. There, he was a private music teacher and a salon performer. Chopin died of tuberculosis at age 39 on October 17, 1849, in Paris. More than 3000 people attended his funeral. Although Chopin is buried in the Père Lachaise in Paris, his heart is in a pillar in the Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, Poland.
Hear his music
Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise
Scherzo, No.1 in B minor Op. 20
12 Etudes, Op. 10, No. 5 in G Flat major
No. 16 in B Flat minor
No. 18 in F minor
Waltz in E Flat major, Op. 18