Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

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Top Chopin pieces

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor Opus 66 artwork 1

Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor Opus 66 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Soloists: Nikolai Lugansky Record label: Onyx Catalogue ID: ONYX 4049

Frederic Chopin Conductor: Jerzy Semkow Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Soloists: Rafal Blechacz Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 8088

Frederic Chopin Conductor: Andris Nelsons Ensemble: Staatskapelle Berlin Soloists: Daniel Barenboim Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 477 9520

Prelude in Db major Opus 28 No.15 artwork 5

Prelude in Db major Opus 28 No.15 Frederic Chopin (1810-1849 : Poland) Soloists: Martha Argerich Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4618582

Most shared Chopin features

chopin minute waltz timer

Chopin's 'Minute Waltz' played in under a minute sounds unsurprisingly terrible

Chopin two pianos

This pianist can play Chopin on two pianos better than most people can on one

composer instagrams

Someone has made Instagram profiles for the great composers, and they are gorgeous

Broken piano

When this pianist’s piano broke on stage, she dealt with it in the most hilarious and professional manner

Rachmaninov Chopin Mashup

This pianist composed a hybrid Rachmaninov and Chopin piece, and the result is as stunning as you would expect

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Chopin melodica

Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu on melodica is actually pretty awesome