Giorgi Latso Problems playing these files? See media help. Chopin wrote them between and , partly at Valldemossa , Majorca , where he spent the winter of —39 and where he had fled with George Sand and her children to escape the damp Paris weather. He thus imparted new meaning to a genre title that at the time was often associated with improvisatory "preluding". C major, A minor, G major, E minor, etc.

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He was born with a polish name Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin and only later became a French citizen, since Poland was occupied by the Russians. He was a child prodigy and his piano technique was unparallelled among his contemporaries. His compositions draw from both Vienna classics and Polish folklore. Here is our list of top 10 works by Chopin you need to know! Russian attack on Warsaw in 1. Who could have foreseen it! Waltz in D-flat major, Op. Raindrop Prelude opening notes 3. Prelude, Op. This is also, by far and large, the longest one, lasting, depending on the rendition, between five and seven minutes.

The prelude is most well-recognized for the repeating A-flat sound, which to many imitates the gentle falling of raindrops. He went there along with his lover, a female writer going by the alias George Sand and her son. The poem by Stefan Witwicki tells of a young peasant girl declaring her love for a certain gentleman, saying that if she could she would be the sun shining permanently outside his window and not anywhere else or a bird singing just for him. Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.

The composition is very advanced technically and requires a certain level of piano skills to be interpreted with proficiency, as it is full of virtuosity.

The strength! The vigor! There is no doubt that such a spirit must be present in the [] French Revolution. From now on this polonaise should be a symbol, a symbol of heroicness! The Piano Concerto No. The first performance of the piece was held on 17 March , in Warsaw, Poland, and Chopin played the soloist part. Truthfully, this was the first piano concerto written by Chopin, but it got published as the second one and therefore gained no. The finale of the Concerto contains a surprising moment when the violins and violas of the assembly are instructed to play col legno, i.

Sonata in G minor, Op. Piano Sonata No. Critics claim that Chopin wrote the piece in response to the harsh opinions on his earlier Sonata No. The piece is quite lengthy and consists of four parts: the melodious Allegro maestoso, the cheerful Scherzo: Molto vivace, the slower Largo and the uplifting Finale: Presto non tanto.

The Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. In total, there were just nine such works. Some loved them, whereas others were confused. Regardless, however of the divided opinions, they continue to be the most frequent repertoire chosen by current generations of pianists. And they are truly beautiful in their variety, even if not one is longer than 90 bars.

Nocturnes, Op. The works got published later that same year, and are all dedicated to Camille Pleyel, a French virtuoso pianist, publisher, and owner of Pleyel et Cie, a piano manufacturing company. Among the three of the pieces, the second nocturne is especially highly regarded and often featured in various films, television programs and games.

The feel of the piece is majestic, and a bit solemn. A statue of Frederic Chopin in Warsaw Post navigation.


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