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College Memoir Essay

  • Submitted by: whenderson14
  • on February 28, 2011
  • Category: English
  • Length: 846 words

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|Frederic Francois Chopin, Polish-born composer and renowned pianist, was the creator of 55 mazurkas, 16 polonaises, 26 preludes, 27       | | |
|etudes, 21 nocturnes, 4 ballads, and 4 scherzos. But did you know that Chopin's teacher was disappointed in him because he never wrote a   | | |
|Polish opera? And what of his national allegiance? Did you know that Chopin's family was of French lineage? Did you know that he was       | | |
|buried in Paris but asked that Polish soil be sprinkled over his grave? These are but a few of the lesser-known facts about the well-known| | |
|musician.                                                                                                                                 | | |
|Chopin was born Frederic (spelled in Polish as Fryderyk) Francois (French) Chopin, his very name indicative of the blended impact two     | | |
|countries made on the precocious musician's life. His father, Nicholas Chopin, was a French tutor to many aristocratic Polish families,   | | |
|later accepting a position as a French teacher at the Warsaw Lyceum.                                                                       | | |
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|Although Chopin later attended the Lyceum where his father taught, his early training began at home. This included receiving piano lessons| | |
|from his mother. By the age of six, Chopin was creating original pieces, showing innate prodigious musical ability. His parents arranged   | | |
|for the young Chopin to take piano instruction from Wojciech Zywny.                                                                       | | |
|Zywny taught the boy the work of classical composers Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, but with an ear...

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