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Frederick Chopin was born in Poland in 1810. This composer belonged to the Romantic period, and died in 1849. Chopin

Frederic Francois Chopin, though Polish, worked in France and wrote the most well-loved piano music of all time, noted for its harmonic imagination, and its lyrical and melancholy qualities.

Chopin was born in 1810, near Warsaw, Poland, of a Polish mother and French father. At 8 years old he commenced studies at the Warsaw Conservatory. At the age of 20 he went to Paris, where he lived for the rest of his life. He became a concert pianist and composer. His output was almost entirely for solo piano, except for two piano concertos. His idealized memories of his native Poland inspired all his musical compositions.

He seized the idea of the Nocturne from Irish composer John Field, and made it his own, writing many beautiful slow melodic pieces in this genre. He also used some Polish dance forms, such as the mazurka and polonaise, for many pieces. His studies are beautiful to listen to, as well as instructive and very challenging to play. His waltzes are world famous above all of his piano music.

Works written by Chopin      
Audio is available for 72 tunes by this composer.
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 Ballade No 2 in F, Op.38Short PieceSoloPiano
2 Ballade No.3 in A-flat, Op. 47Short PieceSoloPiano
3 Barcarolle, Op. 60Short PieceSoloPiano
4 Berceuse, Op. 57Short PieceSoloPiano
5 Écossaise No.1 in DShort PieceSoloPiano
6 Écossaise No.2 in GShort PieceSoloPiano
7 Étude Op 10 No.3 in EShort PieceSoloPiano
8 Fantasie Impromptu Op 66Short PieceSolo 
9 Mazurka Op. 7 No.1 in BbShort PieceSoloPiano
10 Mazurka Op. 33, No.2 in DShort PieceSoloPiano
11 Mazurka Op. 59, No.2 in A-flatShort PieceSoloPiano
12 Mazurka Op. 63 No.3 in C# minorShort PieceSoloPiano
13 Mazurka Op. 68, No.2 in A minorShort PieceSoloPiano
14 Nocturne in C minor (posthumous)Short PieceSoloPiano
15 Nocturne in C# (posthumous)Short PieceSoloPiano
16 Nocturne No.1 in Bb minor Op 9 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
17 Nocturne No.10 in Ab Op.32 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
18 Nocturne No.11 in G minor Op 37 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
19 Nocturne No.12 in G Op 37 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
20 Nocturne No.13 in C minor Op 48 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
21 Nocturne No.14 in F# minor Op 48 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
22 Nocturne No.15 in F minor Op 55 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
23 Nocturne No.16 in Eb Op 55 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
24 Nocturne No.17 in B Op 62 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
25 Nocturne No.18 in E Op 62 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
26 Nocturne No.19 in E minor Op 72 No.1 (posthumous)Short PieceSoloPiano
27 Nocturne No.2 in Eb Op 9 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
28 Nocturne No.3 in B Op 9 No.3Short PieceSoloPiano
29 Nocturne No.4 in F Op 15 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
30 Nocturne No.5 in F# Op 15 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
31 Nocturne No.6 in G minor Op 15 No.3Short PieceSoloPiano
32 Nocturne No.7 in C# minor Op 27 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
33 Nocturne No.8 in Db Op 27 No.2Short PieceSoloPiano
34 Nocturne No.9 in B Op 32 No.1Short PieceSoloPiano
35 Piano Concerto No.1 in E minorConcertoOrchestraPiano
36 Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op 21ConcertoOrchestraPiano
37 Polonaise in A Major Op 40 No.1 'Military'Short PieceSoloPiano
38 Polonaise, Op. 53 in A-flatShort PieceSoloPiano
39 Preludes, Op. 28Short PieceSoloPiano
40 Scherzo No.4 in E, Op.54Short PieceSoloPiano
41 Valse Brillante in Ab Op 34 No.1WaltzSoloPiano
42 Waltz in Eb Grande Valse Brillante.WaltzSoloPiano
43 Waltz in Gb Op 70 No.1WaltzSoloPiano
44 Waltz No.10 in B minorWaltzSoloPiano
45 Waltz No.3 in A minor Op.34 No.2WaltzSoloPiano
46 Waltz No.6 in Db "Minute Waltz"WaltzSoloPiano
47 Waltz No.7 in C# minorWaltzSoloPiano
48 Waltz, Op. 34, No.3 in FWaltzSoloPiano
49 Waltz, Op. 42 in A-flatWaltzSoloPiano
50 Waltz, Op. 64, No.3 in A-flatWaltzSoloPiano
51 Waltz, Op. 69, No.1 in A-flatWaltzSoloPiano
52 Waltz, Op. 70, No.2 in F minorWaltzSoloPiano
53 Waltz, Op. 70, No.3 in D-flatWaltzSoloPiano
54 Waltz, Op. Posth. in E minorWaltzSoloPiano
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