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The World's Greatest Music
The great Europeans who captured the spirit of their homelands.
Frederic Chopin expressed deep patriotism for Poland through his music. He loved his homeland, but he didn’t particularly consider himself a composer of Polish music. ‘What he did though was give Poland a voice in classical music,’ says Katherine. In his teens, he composed settings of poems by a number of Polish nationalists, and many of his pieces contain snippets of melodies from Polish songs. ‘In particular, his choice of the Mazurka - a Polish peasant dance – makes his nationalism more obvious.'
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