Chopin’s music has that rare genius effect – the ability to easily
distinguish his musical language from others.
When I was playing Chopin’s music as a child, I remember having the most unusual emotions when performing it. These emotions are almost indescribable. Something from different world, musically-chemical reaction, that has the power to stop the time and allows us to be in the moment.
Frederic Chopin was born in Poland and comes from the Romantic era.
Although much of his life was spent in Paris, his heart belonged to his homeland: Poland.
Short music video I made and the music I’ve recorded:
My personal favorite (although so much of his music is magical) is his 2nd Piano Concerto, the 2nd movement in particular… It has that different-world uniqueness to it.
Frederic Chopin was both a composer and performer, only his most preferred performance venues were salon type of setting instead of huge Concert Hall stage. Here’s his own comments about one of his concerts:
“Yesterday’s concert was a success. I hasten to let you know. I inform your Lordship that I was not a bit nervous and played as I play when I am alone. It went well… and I had to come back and bow four times.”
17th October 1849 was a sad day, as on that day Chopin parted from this world, only at the age of 39.
”Play Mozart in memory of me— and I will hear you.” [Murmured by Chopin on his death-bed]
As per his final wish, Mozart’s Requiem was sung at Chopin’s funeral as part of the funeral concert.
Thank you Chopin for contributing to this World such unique creation – your music, and inspiring so many of us!
As per usual, your comments-discussion below mostly welcome!