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Stephen Malinowski interprets Frederic Chopin’s Etude, opus 10 #10 in A-flat major. The performance is accompanied by a scrolling bar-graph score. To support Stephen’s work, contribute via Patreon or consider underwriting. The piece is played slower than expected, despite being marked “Vivace assai.” Stephen plays the Acoustica “Pianissimo” piano. You can generate bar-graph scores using the Music Animation Machine MIDI file player software available for Windows. MIDI files can be obtained from various websites.

Frédéric Chopin

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About the composer…

Frédéric Chopin was a renowned composer and pianist of the Romantic era. Born in 1810 in Poland, he displayed exceptional musical talent from a young age. Chopin’s musical career began when he moved to Paris at the age of 20, where he quickly gained recognition as a virtuoso pianist and composer. His compositions were deeply influenced by Polish folk music, combining elements of classical music with his own unique style.

Chopin’s works are characterized by their emotional depth, intricate melodies, and technical brilliance. He is particularly known for his piano compositions, which include nocturnes, waltzes, etudes, preludes, and polonaises. His music often evokes a sense of melancholy and introspection, reflecting the turbulent emotions he experienced throughout his life.

Despite suffering from poor health, Chopin continued to compose and perform until his untimely death at the age of 39. His contributions to classical music have had a lasting impact, with his compositions still widely performed and celebrated today. Frédéric Chopin remains one of the most influential composers of all time, leaving behind a rich musical legacy that continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world.

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