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
Chopin Evocations (Deluxe Edition) / Trifonov
Release Date: 10/06/2017   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002725402   Number of Discs: 2
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Chopin: Works for Piano & Orchestra / Urbanski, Lisiecki, NDR Elbphilharmonie
Release Date: 03/10/2017   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002633102   Number of Discs: 1
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Chopin: Late Works, Opp. 59-64 / Pollini
Release Date: 01/27/2017   Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002591402   Number of Discs: 1
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Louis Lortie Plays Chopin, Vol. 5
Release Date: 10/06/2017   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10943   Number of Discs: 1
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Chopin: Complete Piano Music Vol 15 / Idil Biret, Et Al
Release Date: 09/28/1999   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8554541   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49

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    Decca Sound: The Piano Edition
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4832243 Release Date: 11/17/2017   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Franz Liszt,  Johannes Brahms,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Julius Katchen,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  André Previn  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Bernard Haitink,  André Previn  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Romance / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88985466782 Release Date: 11/03/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Viaggio nel tempo / Racz, Trisko
    Label: Gramola   Catalog: 99102 Release Date: 10/20/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Eccles,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Ernö Rácz,  Veronika Trisko
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    Chopin: Notturno / Rodrigues
    Label: Navona   Catalog: 6123 Release Date: 10/13/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Eliane Rodrigues
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    Chopin: Nocturnes / Goerner
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 359 Release Date: 10/06/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Nelson Goerner
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    Chopin: Transcriptions for Cello & Piano / Strahl, Olejniczak
    Label: Dux Records   Catalog: 1381 Release Date: 10/06/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Tomasz Strahl,  Janusz Olejniczak
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    Chopin: Nocturnes / Say
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 563595 Release Date: 09/01/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Fazil Say
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    Daniel Barenboim: The Solo Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4797371 Release Date: 08/25/2017   Number of Discs: 39
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Alban Berg,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Barenboim,  Pinchas Zukerman,  Antony Pay
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
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    Joshua Bell: The Classical Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 539520 Release Date: 08/18/2017   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Alexander Courage,  George Gershwin,  Nicholas Maw,  Jean Sibelius  ... 
    Performer:  Joshua Bell,  John Williams,  Craig Ogden,  Gregory Knowles  ... 
    Conductor:  John Williams,  Roger Norrington,  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  David Zinman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    A Chopin Diary: The Complete Nocturnes / Huangci
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300905 Release Date: 06/23/2017   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Claire Huangci,  Tristan Cornut
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    Espressione / Krupinski
    Label: Dux Records   Catalog: 1375 Release Date: 06/02/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Frédéric Chopin,  Alexander Scriabin
    Performer:  Łukasz Krupiński
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    Historical Recordings / Kreiten
    Label: Cavi-music   Catalog: 8553155 Release Date: 05/26/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Thomas Blomenkamp,  Frédéric Chopin,  Othmar Schoeck  ... 
    Performer:  Karlrobert Kreiten,  Tobias Koch,  Udo Falkner
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    Goddess of the Cello / Walevska
    Label: Leaf Music Inc   Catalog: 206 Release Date: 04/28/2017   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Enrique Granados,  Ennio Bolognini,  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi,  José Bragato  ... 
    Performer:  Christine Walevska,  Akimi Fukuhara
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    The Complete Chopin: Deluxe Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002599300 Release Date: 12/16/2016   Number of Discs: 21
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Krystian Zimerman,  Jan Lisiecki,  Anatol Ugorski,  Maurizio Pollini  ... 
    Conductor:  Krystian Zimerman,  Krzysztof Urbanski,  André Previn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Festival Orchestra,  North German Radio Elbphilharmonie Orchestra,  Beaux Arts Trio  ... 
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    Chopin: Piano Works / Duchable
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 556700 Release Date: 08/26/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Francois-René Duchable
    Conductor:  Michel Plasson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
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    100 Best Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 556480 Release Date: 08/05/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Barry Tuckwell,  Mikhail Rudy,  Maria-Joao Pires  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Kent Nagano,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Alberto Lysy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy,  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    50 Best Film Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 556483 Release Date: 08/05/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gustav Mahler  ... 
    Performer:  Christian Zacharias,  Sabine Meyer,  Radu Lupu,  André Previn  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Vonk,  André Previn,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Iain Sutherland  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Hungarian Quartet,  Il Giardino Armonico,  Concentus Musicus Wien
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    The Art of Midori
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 518340 Release Date: 05/06/2016   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Niccolň Paganini,  Antonín Dvorák,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Midori,  Robert McDonald,  Nobuko Imai,  Christoph Eschenbach
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Claudio Abbado,  Christoph Eschenbach,  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Great Moments at Carnegie Hall
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 503227 Release Date: 04/29/2016   Number of Discs: 43
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Roy Harris,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz,  Jussi Björling,  Frederick Schauwecker,  Van Cliburn  ... 
    Conductor:  Arturo Toscanini,  Serge Koussevitzky,  Bruno Walter,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
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    Great Chopin Pianists
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002437202 Release Date: 01/15/2016   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lev Oborin,  Alexandre Uninsky,  Yakov Zak,  Bella Davidovich  ... 
    Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin,  Václáv Smetácek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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    111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002422702 Release Date: 12/11/2015   Number of Discs: 111
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Daniel Barenboim,  Lorin Maazel,  Franz Konwitschny  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amadeus Quartet,  Paris Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Couleur Du Temps / Magdalena Zuk
    Label: Discovery Music & Vision   Catalog: 111 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy,  Maurice Ravel,  Karol Szymanowski
    Performer:  Magdalena Zuk
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    Chopin Dance Project / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 504891 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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    Chopin Dance Project / Lang Lang
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 504890 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Lang Lang
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  • 25.
    Chopin: Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94660 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Ewa Kupiec,  Abbey Simon,  Alwin Bär,  Folke Nauta  ... 
    Conductor:  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Heribert Beissel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
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