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Transcript of CHOPIN PPT
Characteristic of his compositions
Lists of Composition
BIOGRAPHY Born on 1 March 1810, Died on 17 October 1849
Polish Composer and virtuoso Pianist.
One of the greatest Romantic piano composers
Born in Zolezowa, Warsaw, Poland
Completed his music education and many of his mature works in Warsaw before leaving Poland in 1830.
HIS COMPOSITIONS PIANO SOLO COMPOSITIONS
Etudes (27 pieces)
Impromptus (4 pieces)
Mazurkas (59 pieces)
Nocturnes (22 pieces)
Polonaises (16 pieces)
Ballades (4 pieces)
Preludes (27 pieces)
Rondos (5 pieces)
Scherzos (4 pieces)
BIOGRAPHY Settled in Paris; During the remaining 19 years of his life, he only gave about 30 public performances.
Supported himself by selling his compositions and teaching piano
Carried on a relationship with French Writer Amandine Dupan from 1837-1847
Suffered from poor health most of his life
Died in Paris is 1849 at the age of 39 HIS COMPOSITIONS Piano and Orchestra
Concertos (2 pieces)
Miscellaneous (4 pieces)
Sonatas (3 pieces)
Variations (7 pieces)
Waltzes (20 pieces)
Miscellaneous pieces for solo piano (27 pieces) Piano and Cello (3 pieces) Violin, Cello and Piano
OP.8 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G Minor Voice and Piano (3 pieces)
CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS WORKS Beautiful tone, rhythmic flexibility, atmospheric use of the pedals and poetic subtleties of dynamics
Graceful and Elegant
Expressed his love for Poland through Mazurkas and Polonaises
Did not attach any literary programs or titles to his pieces
CHARACTERISTICS OF HIS WORKS Very much influenced by the Italian bel canto style
Romantic Period - Between Classical and Modern Period
No ornaments used
Homophonic and Polyphonic Harmonies
REVOLUTIONARY ETUDE MINUTE WALTZ FUNERAL MARCH