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Chopin

Frédéric (François) . 1810--49, Polish composer and pianist active in France, who wrote chiefly for the piano: noted for his harmonic imagination and his lyrical and melancholy qualities
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For example, the first theme (bars 1-46), a Siciliana, represents Chopin in Poland before the Rising; it is a kind of paradise; the second theme (bars 47-83) is a sudden, violent storm or battle, which refers to the nation's struggle for freedom; and the Siciliana rhythm that recurs throughout the rest of the work suggests unfulfilled aspirations and dreams, similar to the dreams of 1831, when it seemed that the damage and misery wrought by the Russians could be minimalized.
Chopin too soaked up Italian bel canto - the reflective Bellini style rather than the full-on Rossini - while bending its tonality.
The letters, written by Chopin to his parents and sisters between 1845 and 1848, were believed lost after the outbreak of the 1939 war, reports the BBC.
The first thought would be to expect the Beethoven to be deep and rich and the Chopin familiar and gently melancholic.
She is a first prize winner of the Vienna International Music Competition this year, and has won the "Chopin prize" at the International Chopin competition held in Bahrain this year.
He won another scholarship to the Sorbonne in Paris and became not only fluent in French and German but also taught himself Polish because of his passion for the music of Chopin.
"The evening is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frederic Chopin, which the whole world has widely celebrated this year through music festivals, concerts and music competitions," said organisers.
Polish Prime Minister's spouse Malgorzata Tusk inaugurated the park which was constructed on the 200th birthday anniversary of Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin.
The pianists played some of Chopin's music compositions such as mazurka, ballade, nocturne and impromptu (free-form musical composition promoted by the spirit of the moment).
On Wednesday, "Chopin at the Pyramids: Classic Jazz Rock from Warsaw" marked the year of the 200th birth anniversary of the composer born in Warsaw in 1810.