Sunday, June 29, 2008

Frederic Chopin

Frederic Chopin (March 1, 1810 - October 17, 1849)

This post is dedicated to Krystyna, my good friend who counts Chopin as one of her all time favorites. May you enjoy his nocturne no 1.

Fryderyk Chopin was a Polish virtuoso pianist and piano composer of the Romantic period. He is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century.

Chopin's extant compositions all include the piano, predominantly alone or as a solo instrument among others. Though his music is technically demanding, its style emphasizes nuance and expressive depth rather than technical virtuosity. Chopin invented new musical forms such as the ballade, and made major innovations to existing forms such as the piano sonata, waltz, nocturne, etude, impromptu, and prelude. His works are mainstays of Romanticism in 19th century classical music. His mazurkas and polonaises remain the cornerstone of Polish national classical music.

Chopin died in Paris, France on October 17, 1849.

Nocturne No. 1 - Frederic Chopin
Played in Piano by Maria Jao

Tags: Frederick Chopin, Classical Music, World's Classical Masterpieces, Romanticism

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Anonymous said...

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tashabud said...

This classical masterpiece speaks for itself. I enjoyed listening to the music--very romantic and very relaxing. Maria Jao played it beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gambling Online,
That's alright. We can never please everybody. But there are people who appreciates the finer things in life. This blog is for them. Thanks for your visit and insightful comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tashabud,
Thanks for appreciating the music of Frederic Chopin as played by Ms. Maria Jao. It's probably a lot better than hearing heavy metal or hard rock. Thanks for your visit and fine comments. God bless.

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