Frédéric Chopin biography
Frédéric Chopin was the most well-known virtuoso pianist of the romantic history. his original name in polish isFryderyk Franciszek Szopen and, in french is Frédéric François Chopin which we all know him with this name.
Childhood of Frédéric Chopin
birthplace of Frederic Chopin was a village near Warsaw; from a Polish mother and a French father. His gifted talent appeared when he was in young ages and he became famous and got “second motzart” as his nickname. He composed two pieces for polonaise (kind of polish dance) before his 7th year which led him to become a prodigy child. He held his first concert at the age 8, and became part of Congress Poland in 1815, at age 15. Then he finished his education and composed some of his works before leaving warsaw at the age 20. The last 18 years of his life he performed only 30 public concerts because he rather preferred more intimate atmosphere salon.
Frédéric Chopin in France
chopin settled in France at age 21. He earned money by selling his compositions and teaching piano classes as he was in high demand. Then, He formed a friendship with Franz Liszt. In 1835 he became citizen of France. He used piano in all of his compositions. He was majorly a solo pianist. after years Chopin did meet his family in a city of france and then accompanied them to the warsaw. When he was getting back he got a terrible asthma attack that polish news released his death news.
Frédéric Chopin and George Sand
In 1838, Chopin met George Sand, the French novelist which her original name was Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin. their relationship lasted till 1847 which nobody can say whether there was a good story between them or not. She was a romantic novelist and a journalist. She was 6 years older than him. They moved to Majorca which the house they lived in, had bad effects on his healthy life so they had to get back and after that, he could never recover his health.
Frédéric Chopin’s friends
He made friend with many of well-known musician including Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Ferdinand Hiller, Heinrich Heine, Eugène Delacroix. At the end of 1831 Chopin received his first major praise from a great contemporary when Robert Schumann was reviewing one of his articles in music, he stated: “hats off gentlemen,a genius!”
Last performance of Frédéric Chopin
Chopin in 1848 performed his last concert. And then, he went to Scotland and United Kingdom but he got sick so awfully that he finally died in his sister’s house Ludviga when he got back in Paris on 17 October of 1848. In honour of his last will her sister brought his heart to his hometown in Poland and now it is conserving in a church in Poland.
a Quote by Chopin
It’s dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you