Frédéric Chopin(March 1, 1810 – October 17, 1849) was a Polish composer and pianist. He was a child prodigy, who began playing the piano at age five without instruction. Some of his most famous works include Nocturne in E-flat Major and Tristesse.
Here are the Chopin’s top ten greatest quotes:
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel.
I shall create a new world for myself.
Time is the best of critics; and patience the best of teachers.
Man is never always happy, and very often only a brief period of happiness is granted him in this world; so why escape from this dream which cannot last long?
Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!
I wish I can throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.
As long as I have health and strength, I will gladly work all my days.
Music has no fatherland; its homeland is the whole universe.
Thank you Frédéric Chopin!
Interesting Chopin Facts:
- He was friends with Franz Liszt.
- He moved to Paris, France at age 21.
- His mother taught piano and father played the violin and flute.
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