Frederic Chopin

…Polish birth, but composed his great works while resident of France…lived 1810 to 1849…
Goulding rank, 14th…famous for piano works…decreed heart buried Warsaw, actually there
in Holy Cross Church…smuggled into Poland under sister’s dress…love relationship with
woman named Madame Dudevant, wore men’s clothes, smoked cigars, called George
Sand…didn’t always treat him well…misunderstanding concerning her daughter led to
breakup.

                   Works Featured on CD's

ChopinMinute Waltz…in reality, lasts more than a minute, unless played
too fast, written between 1846 and 1847.

ChopinFantasie Impromptu, Opus 66, Number 4, 1835.

ChopinPolonaise Number 6 in A Flat Major, written in 1843...#6 of 10 polonaises…
Definition:
Polonaise, a stately Polish dance. 

ChopinRaindrop Prelude, 1836…commonly called Raindrops…repeated A flat note
creates raindrop sound…do you agree?

ChopinSonata #2, Opus 35, 1839…Funeral March!!!

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