Fryderyk Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) – the most outstanding Polish composer and pianist, born in the village of Żelazowa Wola in the district of Sochaczew in Poland.

Żelazowa Wola, the birthday place of Fryderyk Chopin. Now museum of Fryderyk Chopin.

Fryderyk was the Chopins’ second child. He came into contact with music at a very early age. The first contact with the piano probably came at home during his early childhood.

The first compositions were not long in coming: polonaises, marches and variations. Initially written with his father’s help, they almost immediately brought him a reputation as a child prodigy. His musical talent developed incredibly quickly.

Piano of Chopin.

In 1826, Chopin began the next stage in his education. He enrolled at the Main School of Music attached to Warsaw University, which was run by Józef Elsner. A year later, Chopin composed his first two serious works:

  • the Variations in B flat major, Op. 2
  • the Sonata in C minor, Op. 4, dedicated to Elsner
Fryderyk Chopin plays himself the concert in 1829.

Chopin lived during the partitions (1795 – 1918), when Poland was not on the map (123 years). That’s why his music is full of longing for freedom and a homeland.

Revolutionary Étude

Opening of the Revolutionary Étude.

The “Revolutionary Étude” was inspired by the 1831 Russian attack on Warsaw, during the November 1830-31 Uprising.

Russian attack on Warsaw 1831.

Chopin left Warsaw in late 1830 and travel to many countries in Europe among others Austria, Germany, Spain, England and France, where he often performed at concerts.

In 1848 he gave his last concert in Paris, enthusiastically received. He was sick with tuberculosis.

Fryderyk Chopin in 1849.

He passed away on 17 October 1849, at two o’clock in the morning.

“He was a native of Warsaw, a Pole by heart, and a citizen of the world” – obituary posted by Cyprian Kamil Norwid.

Fryderyk Chopin Monument, Łazienki Park, Warsaw.

More information about Fryderyk Chopin on the portal The Fryderyk Chopin National Institute:


Music of Chopin

2 billion people know and love Fryderyk Chopin and this is currently the best Polish Trademark “Brand over Brands”.

Every day hundreds of millions people listen and learning music of Fryderyk Chopin. Every day only one composition is accessing by some millions people at online services. Fryderyk wrote and edited over a thousand of them.

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