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Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments. Sarah Flint Salt Lake Community College Music 1010. Chopin History. Frydryck Chopin Born: 1810 Died: 1849. www.milanocultura.com . Chopin History. Fryderyk Chopin was born on March 1 st , 1810 in Zelazowa Wola.

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fryderyk chopin a brief history and musical accomplishments

Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Sarah Flint

Salt Lake Community College

Music 1010

chopin history
Chopin History

Frydryck Chopin

Born: 1810

Died: 1849

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chopin history1
Chopin History
  • Fryderyk Chopin was born on March 1st, 1810 in Zelazowa Wola.
  • His parents were Mikolaj Chopin and Justyna Chopin.
  • By the age of 6 he mastered the piano.
  • He practiced Bach daily.

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Chopin History
  • Chopin’s first composition was created when he was seven years old.
  • The composition was transcribed by his father.

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Chopin History
  • Chopin was ill most of his life
  • Biggest illness was tuberculosis
  • His father and sister died of tuberculosis
  • Exposed to tuberculosis while they were young in Poland
chopin history4
Chopin History
  • Chopin’s first public appearance at a charity concert at the Blue Palace.

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chopin history5
Chopin History
  • When Chopin was sixteen he bought Ballads and Romances by Adam Mickiewicz. Some of Chopin’s ballads were inspired by these poems.

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Chopin History
  • November 1831 Chopin left Poland for Paris.
  • He was a Polish patriot.
  • Chopin enjoyed Paris, especially the Opera.
  • He lived an elegant life style.

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Chopin History
  • He disliked public performances.
  • Chopin preferred to play for small groups of friends.
  • He played publicly thirty times.
  • Chopin was the least publicly heard pianist of his time.
  • He earned his income mainly by teaching.
  • Chopin charged up to 20 francs per lesson, which supported his high standard of living.
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Chopin History
  • With his lover, George Sands, Chopin traveled to Majorca for the winter.
  • Chopin was very ill during this time.
  • The most productive time of his career.

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Chopin History
  • At the age of thirty Chopin’s health began to fail.
  • He was often bedridden.
  • He still continued to teach.

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Chopin History
  • Chopin final appearance was at the Salle Pleyel on Rue Rochechouart.
  • The event was a charity event for Polish refugees.
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Chopin History

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  • Chopin died on October 17, 1849.
  • Chopin died of tuberculosis.
  • Chopin heart is preserved at the Holy Cross Church near his home town in Poland.
  • He is buried at PereLachasise Cemetery, in Paris.
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Chopin History

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  • Majority of Chopin’s music was written for the piano.
  • There are a total of 230 Chopin compositions.
  • Chopin is one of the great masters of the Romantic Era.
composition history
Composition History
  • Chopin was the leading composer to use ballades as a music form
  • Ballade at the time was associated with French poetry.
  • Considered to be among the most technically difficult to perform.
  • Written for the piano as a solo instrument.
  • Inspired by Adam Mickiewicz.
ballade no 1 in g minor op 23
Ballade No 1 in G Minor, OP 23
  • Composed from 1835 – 1836
  • Dedicated to Monsier le Baron de Stochausen.
  • Inspired by the poem Konrad Wallenrod.
  • The most popular of the four ballades.
listening guide ballade no 1 in g minor op 23 performed by claudio arrau
Listening GuideBallade No 1 in G Minor, Op 23Performed by Claudio Arrau
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  • 0:00 Ballade No 1 begins pesante.
  • 0:30 Moves to duple meter, which is the introduction to the main theme
  • 1:42 The right hand is impressive with quick movements
  • 1:55 The tempo quickens
  • 2:10 Beginning of 1 of 2 glissandro passages
  • 2:26 Bass cleft takes over the theme
  • 2:37 Resolution of the theme
  • 2:50 Second theme begins
  • 4:20 First them reintroduced
  • 4:30 Beginning of a series of crescendo’s
listening guide ballad no 1
Listening Guide Ballad No 1
  • 4:46 Moves to a double forte series of chords with a moving bass line
  • 5:18 Begins a series in a descending scale.
  • 5:27 Moves to an ascending scale with quick fingering
  • 5:36 Counter subject begins
  • 6:12 Second them reintroduced
  • 7:14 Returns to first theme
  • 7:58 Second glissandro run begins
  • 9:00 Beginning the rounding out of the phrasing with quarter notes.
ballade no 3 in a flat major
Ballade No. 3 in A flat major
  • Composed in 1841
  • Dedicated to Mademoisell Pauline de Noailles
  • Inspired by the poem Switerzianka
  • Considered the technically easiest of the four ballades.
listening guide ballade no 3 in a flat major op 47 performed by claudio arrau
Listening GuideBallade No 3 in A Flat Major, Op 47Performed by Claudio Arrau
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  • 0:00 Begins soft and dolce
  • 0:26 A change in the introduction begins
  • 1:05 Gradual crescendo into diverging trills
  • 1:30 The intensity diminishes
  • 2:18 A new theme introduced
  • 3:08 Beginning of the climax of the current theme
  • 3:58 Main theme reintroduced
  • 4:28 Second theme is introduced
listening guide ballade no 3
Listening Guide Ballade No. 3
  • 4:58 Scales move to the bass line
  • 5:15 First theme reintroduced
  • 5:47 A key change
  • 6:23 Intensity diminishes, melody comes to resolution
  • 6:40 Key change back to original key
  • 7:02 Intensity builds in major key
  • 7:14 Climax of the song
  • 7:40 Resolution
references
References
  • Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p9
  • Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p33
  • Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p19
  • Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p 43-44
  • Hedley Encyclopedia Britainica p 264
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