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Frédéric François Chopin (Uncredited)

Frédéric Chopin

His birth name was Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, born in Zelazowa-Wola, in a village six miles from Warsaw, Poland in 1810, to a French father and a Polish mother.  His father had moved to Poland to be a tutor for the son of a countess.  He was an extremely rare child prodigy, who started playing the piano at age 4.  By the time he was 8 years old he was  giving private concerts in Warsaw.  He published his first composition "a rondo" at age 15.

Video and Audio

IT'S NSO INSPIRING! Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 (Apr. 4-6)

It's All Music! Part 3 of 7

Estella Olevsky discusses the different waltz rhythms and plays a Chopin listening waltz.

It’s All Music! Part 1 of 7

Estella Olevsky introduces the audience to the music of Frederick Chopin and gives a classical interpretation of his etudes.