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Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin is widely seen as the greatest of Polish composers and among the very greatest of composers for the piano. Chopin principally wrote salon music for the solo piano in a range of musical styles. He developed on the nocturne, invented by John Field, taking it to a deeper level of sophistication. He was also the first to write ballades (a genre he invented) and the scherzi as individual pieces.

This is the only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin, taken during the degenerative stages of his tuberculosis.

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