Who was Chopin?
Find out about Frederic Chopin, his prodigious piano playing talent and the frighteningly young age at which he gave his first concert.
After seeing him play in Vienna, one of the great composers declared, "Hats off gentlemen, a genius!". But which one?
Discover Chopin's nine year purple patch of composition when he penned his own favourites, the Preludes.
Find out about all this, and much more, as Classic FM presenter John Brunning introduces our animated guide to Chopin.
Chopin: Fast and Friendly Guide
Chopin's Most Famous Pieces
Find out more about Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
Find out more about Chopin's Nocturne in E flat major Opus 9 No.2. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
Chopin's Music By Genre
Frédéric Chopin wrote some of the most famous piano music ever, but where should you start?
Find out more about Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
More Chopin Guides
The great composer Frédéric Chopin played his final piano concerts in Britain and wasn’t best pleased by the people, the weather or a near-fatal accident in a horse-drawn carriage.
Great Romantic piano music played with sensitivity and style. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 31 March 2014
How tall was Mozart? And who's the shortest composer? Find out with our composer heights infographic!
Preludes, nocturnes, waltzes - Chopin composed some of the greatest Romantic piano music. Learn more about him with our interesting facts.
The Romantic era threw up some of the most incredibly complex, fiddly and beautiful piano music, written by a bunch of emotionally tortured show-offs. But which virtuosos, composers and pieces are the best to start with?
Our guide to the very best works composed for piano and orchestra
Find out which musicians have made it into our top 25