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Frédéric  Chopin

Born: March 1st, 1810
Died: October 17th, 1849
Country of origin: Poland
Fryderyk (French: Frédéric) Chopin, Polish composer and pianist, son of an immigrated French language teacher and a Polish mother; one of the most famous piano virtuosos and composers of the 19th century.
 
Life and Work:
Chopin studied with Józef Elsner, among others, and since 1831 had lived as a famous pianist, composer and much sought-after teacher in Paris where he found an important circle of friends (Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, Honoré de Balzac, Heinrich Heine, Giacomo Meyerbeer). In 1838 a lung disease forced him to go to Mallorca to take a cure where he was accompanied by the author George Sand. In 1848, suffering from his incurable disease, he went on a concert trip to England and Scotland.
Chopin was the originator of a new piano style in which high virtuosity is completely in the service of poetic expression. This style is characterized by a cantabile melody inspired by the bel canto of the Italian opera and especially by Polish folk music, particularly rich ornamentation which is given a structural function beyond its merely embellishing character, a chromatic harmony rich in modulation, a varied rhythm often inspired by Polish folk music (mazurkas, polonaises), and subtle dynamic, agogic distinctions (tempo rubato). Chopin only wrote works for the piano or works in which the piano is of central importance; he was one of the masters of the lyrical piano piece (nocturnes, preludes, impromptus) in which the étude was included as well and which could also be expanded into large forms, e.g. into the purely instrumental ballad first documented with Chopin. The Sonatas in B flat minor and B minor are among the highlights of their genre. Thanks to Franz Liszt, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Aleksandr Skriabin and Karol Szymanovski, Chopin's piano style had a lasting effect until into the 20th century.
 
Works:
Works for piano and orchestra: Piano Concertos in E minor Op. 11 (1830) and F minor Op. 21 (1829); Variations on »Là ci darem la mano« (from Mozart's »Don Giovanni«) Op. 2 (1827); Great Fantasia on Polish Tunes Op. 13 (1828); Concert Rondo »Krakowiak« Op. 14 (1828); Grande Polonaise in E flat major Op. 22 (1831/32). Piano Trio in G minor Op. 8 (1828/29); Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in G minor Op. 65 (1845/46).
Piano works: 16 polonaises, 60 mazurkas, 22 waltzes, 3 sonatas (in C minor Op. 4, 1827; in B flat minor Op. 35, 1839; in B minor Op. 58, 1844), 20 nocturnes, 27 études, 4 ballads, 25 preludes, 4 impromptus, 4 scherzos, variations, fantasias. 17 Polish Songs Op. 74 (182947).

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  1. 20 Ausgewählte Mazurken - all downloads

    20 Ausgewählte Mazurken - all downloads

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 9022 Q24230
  2. Klavier-Konzert Nr. 1 e-Moll

    Klavier-Konzert Nr. 1 e-Moll

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op.11
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Edition : Edition with Play-Along
    Order No. : MMO 3010
    €35.40  *

    Out of stock

  3. Grande Polonaise

    Grande Polonaise

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 22
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 101839
    €9.50  *

    Out of stock

  4. Étude

    Étude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 10/3
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 102103
    €6.50  *

    Out of stock

  5. Prélude

    Prélude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 28/3
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten mit CD
    Order No. : ZO 102116
    €6.50  *
  6. Prélude

    Prélude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 28/15
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 102118
    €6.50  *

    Out of stock

  7. Prélude

    Prélude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 28/23
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 102119
    €6.50  *
  8. Etudes

    Etudes

    Urtext
    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 25
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 102692
    €31.50  *
  9. Piano Works

    Piano Works

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 8000507
    €19.95  *
  10. Piano pieces

    Piano pieces

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 8000508
    €20.95  *

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Fryderyk (French: Frédéric) Chopin, Polish composer and pianist, son of an immigrated French language teacher and a Polish mother; one of the most famous piano virtuosos and composers of the 19th century.
 
Life and Work:
Chopin studied with Józef Elsner, among others, and since 1831 had lived as a famous pianist, composer and much sought-after teacher in Paris where he found an important circle of friends (Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, Honoré de Balzac, Heinrich Heine, Giacomo Meyerbeer). In 1838 a lung disease forced him to go to Mallorca to take a cure where he was accompanied by the author George Sand. In 1848, suffering from his incurable disease, he went on a concert trip to England and Scotland.
Chopin was the originator of a new piano style in which high virtuosity is completely in the service of poetic expression. This style is characterized by a cantabile melody inspired by the bel canto of the Italian opera and especially by Polish folk music, particularly rich ornamentation which is given a structural function beyond its merely embellishing character, a chromatic harmony rich in modulation, a varied rhythm often inspired by Polish folk music (mazurkas, polonaises), and subtle dynamic, agogic distinctions (tempo rubato). Chopin only wrote works for the piano or works in which the piano is of central importance; he was one of the masters of the lyrical piano piece (nocturnes, preludes, impromptus) in which the étude was included as well and which could also be expanded into large forms, e.g. into the purely instrumental ballad first documented with Chopin. The Sonatas in B flat minor and B minor are among the highlights of their genre. Thanks to Franz Liszt, Sergey Rakhmaninov, Aleksandr Skriabin and Karol Szymanovski, Chopin's piano style had a lasting effect until into the 20th century.
 
Works:
Works for piano and orchestra: Piano Concertos in E minor Op. 11 (1830) and F minor Op. 21 (1829); Variations on »Là ci darem la mano« (from Mozart's »Don Giovanni«) Op. 2 (1827); Great Fantasia on Polish Tunes Op. 13 (1828); Concert Rondo »Krakowiak« Op. 14 (1828); Grande Polonaise in E flat major Op. 22 (1831/32). Piano Trio in G minor Op. 8 (1828/29); Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in G minor Op. 65 (1845/46).
Piano works: 16 polonaises, 60 mazurkas, 22 waltzes, 3 sonatas (in C minor Op. 4, 1827; in B flat minor Op. 35, 1839; in B minor Op. 58, 1844), 20 nocturnes, 27 études, 4 ballads, 25 preludes, 4 impromptus, 4 scherzos, variations, fantasias. 17 Polish Songs Op. 74 (182947).
Products

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  1. 20 Ausgewählte Mazurken - all downloads

    20 Ausgewählte Mazurken - all downloads

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 9022 Q24230
  2. Klavier-Konzert Nr. 1 e-Moll

    Klavier-Konzert Nr. 1 e-Moll

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op.11
    Instrumentation : Piano
    Edition : Edition with Play-Along
    Order No. : MMO 3010
    €35.40  *

    Out of stock

  3. Grande Polonaise

    Grande Polonaise

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 22
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 101839
    €9.50  *

    Out of stock

  4. Étude

    Étude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 10/3
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 102103
    €6.50  *

    Out of stock

  5. Prélude

    Prélude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 28/3
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten mit CD
    Order No. : ZO 102116
    €6.50  *
  6. Prélude

    Prélude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 28/15
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ZO 102118
    €6.50  *

    Out of stock

  7. Prélude

    Prélude

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 28/23
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 102119
    €6.50  *
  8. Etudes

    Etudes

    Urtext
    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    op. 25
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 102692
    €31.50  *
  9. Piano Works

    Piano Works

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 8000507
    €19.95  *
  10. Piano pieces

    Piano pieces

    Composer : Chopin, Frédéric
    Instrumentation : piano
    Edition : Noten
    Order No. : ZO 8000508
    €20.95  *

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