Frédéric Chopin

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  • Chopin only gave about thirty public performances in his entire lifetime. From all reports, his playing was extraordinary: quiet, controlled, exquisitely shaded, varying from pianissimo to mezzo forte with only a very occasional forte.

  • At age six, Chopin was already composing music and writing poetry.

  • As a child, Chopin preferred to play in the dark; sitting down at the piano, he would put out the candles. He carried this habit with him throughout his life.

  • Most of Chopin's works were written for solo piano.

  • Chopin's last words were "Mother, my poor mother."

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