It is not a biography, nor a work of musicology. As an extended historical essay it is patchy and selective.
All of his works include the piano. He was the second of four children of Nicholas Chopin, a Frenchman, and his Polish wife, Justina, who had been a well-educated but poor relative in the Skarbek household, where Nicholas had been a tutor.
At an early age, Chopin displayed artistic talents—he was an artist, wrote poetry, and played piano without any formal instruction.
The gifted child also began composing his own music and had his first piece of music published when he was just seven years old. Young Chopin had a good education and later studied music privately with Joseph Elsner, founder and director of the Warsaw Conservatory.
A year later he himself performed in public, playing a concerto music written for one or more instruments by Adalbert Gyrowetz.
By this time the young Chopin began drawing comparisons to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart —another composer who had demonstrated spectacular talent at a young age. Chopin recognized that he must leave Warsaw for exposure to other musicians. He went to Vienna, Austria, to try to arrange the publication of several of his works.
Middle period When the twenty-year-old Chopin arrived in Paris, poor physical health prevented him from giving public performances. Nevertheless, he became a significant figure in Parisian artistic circles, numbering among his friends musicians, writers, and painters, as well as many wealthy and talented women.
Chopin recognized that he did not have the stamina strength to compete in public against such talents as Franz Liszt — and Sigismund Thalberg — So long as he was able to earn enough by teaching, Chopin preferred composition to playing concerts. His musical tastes were public knowledge.
Friendly with Hector Berlioz — and Mendelssohn, he was not impressed with their music. For nine years, beginning inafter he had composed the "Funeral March" which later became part of the B-flat Minor Sonatashe was his closest associate.
Despite failing health, the composer completed his twenty-four Preludes in Valldemosa, Majorca one of the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean. Separation became inevitable, and the beginning of the end for Chopin. His health failed, and he lost all interest in composition. Chopin then moved to England, where he gave several private performances in London and on May 15 played for Queen Victoria — After a rest in Scotland, he returned to London in the fall ofwhere on November 16 he played a benefit for Polish refugees at the Guildhall.
He returned to Paris shortly afterward, where he died of tuberculosis a disease that attacks the lungs and bones on October 17,in Paris, France. For More Information Dineen, Jacqueline. Silver Burdett Press, Books.
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