Frédéric Chopin

Romantic piano master

A photograph of Chopin.

Chopin around 1849
adjusted from:
Louis-Auguste Bisson / Public domain

Frédéric Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist...

1810 Manor house in Żelazowa Wola.
He is born in Żelazowa Wola near Warsaw. In his youth, he likes to sit under the weeping willow tree.
1830 Chopin and George Sand at the piano. Eugène Delacroix / Public domain
He goes to Paris, shortly before the outbreak of the November Uprising. He maintains a relationship with the writer George Sand.
He dies, suffering from tuberculosis. His heart is brought to Poland. At the famous monument in Warsaw he is sitting under a willow tree.

All his known compositions are for piano...

Sheet music of the etude Op. 10, No. 12.
Étude Op. 10, No. 12 ("Revolutionary"), very dynamic and dramatic. It expresses Chopin's sorrow after the fall of the November Uprising.
Sheet music of the prelude Op. 28, No. 4.
Prelude Op. 28, No. 4, called "Suffocation", has a very bright harmony. Chopin asked that it would be played at his funeral together with Mozart's Requiem.
Concerto op. 11, contains "the most beautiful Polish note" - a fragment that particularly reflects the Polish style.
You can find detailed information at Chopin's Wikipedia entry.