CHOPIN Piano Concerto No 2 in f

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  • Chopin PC No
    2, in f, Op 21

    Written in 1829 when he was 19. He composed the e minor concerto in 1830,
    but the later was published first, hence the f minor concerto is known as
    the second. FP in Warsaw, March 17, 1830 at the summit of his performing
    career, to a sold out audience of heartfelt 'bravos' after hearing the
    work. Remember now, the traditional numbering has it backwards: No. 2 was
    composed before
    No. 1......

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    Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: I Allegro maestosoChopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F-minor, Op. 21: Eulenburg Audio+Score Series, Vol. 66Garrick Ohlsson - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Chopin: Scherzo Op. 20, Polonaise Op. 53; Liszt: Funerailles

    Frédéric François Chopin (Polish: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin; 22 February or 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher, of French–Polish parentage. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. A renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his musical education there. Following the Russian suppression of the Polish November 1830 Uprising, he settled in Paris as part of the Polish Great Emigration. He supported himself as a composer and piano teacher, giving few public performances. From 1837 to 1847 he carried on a relationship with the French woman writer George Sand. For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health; he died in Paris in 1849 at the age of 39. All of Chopin's works involve the piano. They are technically demanding but emphasize nuance and expressive depth. Chopin invented the musical form known as the instrumental ballade and made major innovations to the piano sonata, mazurka, waltz, nocturne, polonaise, étude, impromptu and prélude.

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