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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 history3

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 history6

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.


Chopin history8

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

  • 3:58Main theme reintroduced

  • 4:28Second theme is introduced


Listening guide ballade no 3

Listening Guide Ballade No. 3

  • 4:58 Scales move to the bass line

  • 5:15First 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

  • 7:40Resolution


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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