Frédéric Chopin

Biography

Born: 1810   Died: 1849   Period: Romantic
Frédéric Chopin has long been recognized as one of the most significant and individual composers of the Romantic age. The bulk of his reputation rests on small-scale works that in other hands would have been mere salon trifles: waltzes, nocturnes, preludes, mazurkas, and polonaises (the last-named two groups reflecting his fervent Polish nationalism). These works link poetically expressive melody and restless harmony to high technical demands. Read more Even his etudes survive as highly appealing concert pieces by emphasizing musical as well as technical values.

His birth date is a matter of controversy; the town registration of his birth specifies February 22, but Chopin always gave the date as March 1. His father was French, his mother Polish; he was raised in Warsaw by a family that mingled with intellectuals and members of the middle and upper classes, and as a teenager he spent two summers in the country, where he was exposed to Polish folk music. By the age of eight he was recognized as a child prodigy, performing in elegant salons and beginning to write his own pieces. Early on he studied composition with Josef Elsner, then took classes in various other music subjects as well as art and literature at the Warsaw Lyceum. In 1826 he enrolled at the University of Warsaw. He gave his first recital in Vienna in 1829, and over the next few years he performed at home and through much of German and Austria as well as in Paris. Feeling limited by Warsaw's cultural provincialism and uncomfortable with the publicity surrounding his performances there, he settled in Paris in 1832 and established himself as an exorbitantly paid piano teacher. In Paris he composed extensively, but limited his performances mainly to private salons.

In 1838 he began an affair with French novelist George Sand. The couple, along with Sand's children, spent a harsh winter in Majorca, where Chopin's health plummeted and he was diagnosed with consumption (tuberculosis). Chopin settled in with Sand in France, composing steadily although his increasing perfectionism slowed his output. By the mid-1840s, though, his health and romantic situation both had deteriorated. The affair ended in 1847 after, among other things, Sand had portrayed their relationship unflatteringly in her 1846 novel Lucrezia Floriani. Chopin then made an extended visit to the British Isles, but returned to Paris to die in 1849. Read less
Louis Lortie plays Chopin, Vol 1
Release Date: 05/25/2010   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10588   Number of Discs: 1
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Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2; Variations On
Release Date: 10/26/2010   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572336   Number of Discs: 1
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Louis Lortie Plays Chopin Vol 3
Release Date: 04/29/2014   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10813   Number of Discs: 1
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Chopin: 24 Preludes, Etc / Louis Lortie
Release Date: 02/17/1998   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 9597   Number of Discs: 1
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Chopin: Complete Piano Music Vol 5 / Idil Biret
Release Date: 09/28/1999   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8554531   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Etude for Piano in E major, Op. 10 no 3 "Tristesse"

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  • 51.
    Chopin By Knight
    Label: Hyperion Knight (Label)   Catalog: 5637668166 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Hyperion Knight
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  • 52.
    Easy-listening Piano Classics: Chopin
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578090-92 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Idil Biret
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  • 53.
    Essential Piano
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27925 Release Date: 08/24/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Johannes Brahms,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich,  Daniel Adni,  John Ogdon,  Michel Béroff  ... 
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  • 54.
    The Best Of Lang Lang
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001466002 Release Date: 08/24/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Paris Orchestra
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  • 55.
    A Century Of Romantic Chopin
    Label: Marston   Catalog: 54001 Release Date: 08/19/2010   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Moritz Rosenthal,  Alfred Cortot,  Rosita Renard,  Sydney Foster  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
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  • 56.
    50 Best Piano
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 57540 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Claude Debussy,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev,  André Watts,  Stanislav Bunin,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Wayne Marshall,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  David Zinman,  Bryden Thomson  ... 
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  • 57.
    50 Best Relaxing Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57547 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Jules Massenet,  Gabriel Fauré,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Kalafusz,  Stephen Farr,  Han-Na Chang,  Jacqueline Du Pré  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Sir Neville Marriner,  David Hill,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Ensemble
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  • 58.
    Valentina Igoshina Plays Chopin
    Label: Tony Palmer Films   Catalog: 1662 Release Date: 06/01/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Valentina Igoshina
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  • 59.
    Music Of Frederic Chopin - Life Of Passion
    Label: Acoustic Tracks   Catalog: 5637634960 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Roy Imperio
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  • 60.
    Chopin Gold
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001397602 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Martha Argerich,  Friedrich Gulda,  Rafal Blechacz  ... 
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  • 61.
    Chopin: Greatest Masterpieces
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 88587 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg,  Agustin Anievas,  Ronald Smith,  Garrick Ohlsson  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Paul Kletzki
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  • 62.
    Chopin - The Essentials
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908375 Release Date: 02/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Jon Nakamatsu,  Olga Kern,  Cédric Tiberghien,  Alexandre Tharaud  ... 
    Conductor:  Antoni Wit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 63.
    Vladimir Horowitz - Complete Original Jacket Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 757500 Release Date: 12/01/2009   Number of Discs: 70
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz,  Nathan Milstein
    Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
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  • 64.
    13th Van Cliburn Competition - Gold Medal / Nobuyuki Tsujii
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907505 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Frédéric Chopin,  John Musto
    Performer:  Nobuyuki Tsuji
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  • 65.
    50 Classics For Relaxation / Ingman, Gerhardt, Gamley, Et Al
    Label: Time/Life Music   Catalog: 24742 Release Date: 06/30/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jules Massenet,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johann Paul A. Martini  ... 
    Performer:  Keith Harvey,  José Luis Garcia,  Larry Dalton,  Skaila Kanga  ... 
    Conductor:  David Firman,  Franck Pourcel,  Charles Gerhardt,  Eric Hammerstein  ... 
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  • 66.
    Esprit - Romantique
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5170 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Luigi Boccherini,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Grigory Sokolov,  Philippe Cassard,  Claire Désert,  Anne Gastinel  ... 
    Conductor:  John Nelson,  Fabio Biondi,  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante,  Paris Orchestral Ensemble,  Paris Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Chopin: Favorite Piano Works
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93255 Release Date: 05/05/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Alwin Bär,  Martijn van den Hoek,  Frank Van De Laar,  Folke Nauta  ... 
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  • 68.
    Label: Sally Fletcher   Catalog: 5637320925 Release Date: 05/05/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Giacomo Puccini,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Sally Fletcher
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  • 69.
    Classical Potpourri / Ensemble Vivant
    Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 9360 Release Date: 05/04/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  George Gershwin,  Catherine Wilson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Vivant
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  • 70.
    The Essential Richter - The Poet
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454169 Release Date: 04/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Franz Liszt,  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
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  • 71.
    Brilliantissimo / David Helfgott
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 46725 Release Date: 04/23/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Louis Moreau Gottschalk,  Frédéric Chopin,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  David Helfgott
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  • 72.
    Ultimate Classical Dreams - The Essential Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001280302 Release Date: 04/21/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Samuel Barber,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Marisa Robles,  Jack Brymer,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  David Zinman,  Frederick Fennell,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 73.
    For Mother - A Classical Bouquet
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001267302 Release Date: 03/10/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Jules Massenet,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Erik Satie  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Jean-Yves Thibaudet,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Nigel Kennedy  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Herbert von Karajan,  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 74.
    An English Country Garden
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1219 Release Date: 01/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Johannes Brahms,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Martin Souter,  James Gregory,  Ian Giles,  Jon Banks  ... 
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  • 75.
    Etude Fantasy - Chopin, Corigliano / Ragna Schirmer
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 17602 Release Date: 12/03/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Corigliano,  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Ragna Schirmer
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