Sunday, August 5, 2007
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
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.
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Frederic Francois Chopin (February 22, 1810-October 17, 1849) was a Polish-born composer and pianist, famous for his nocturnes, polonaises, preludes, and mazurkas. He studied in Vienna, then moved to Paris, where he became a leading figure in the Romantic movement. While in Paris, he was also involved in a much-discussed relationship with French author George Sand. Chopin was buried in Le Pere Lachaise Cemetery , Paris, France. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Frederic Chopin.]