1.Why was the wooden frame of the early piano unsatisfactory?
2. Why was the piano such a coveted piece of equipment in middle-class homes in the nineteenth century?
3. What is a "character" piece?
4. Why was Chopin known as the "poet of the piano?"
5. How did Chopin make a living when he moved to Paris?
6. Who was George Sand and what was her relationship to Chopin?
7. What kind of piano music is a nocturne?