Chopin Essay - Ryan Corde MU-104 Chopin Research Assignment...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ryan Corde MU-104 Chopin Research Assignment September 27 th , 2010 The Life and Musical Career of Friedrich Chopin Friedrich Chopin was a 19 th century composer and pianist, and is considered today to be one of the most influential musicians of the romantic era . He was born in the year 1810 in a small town in Poland . At a very young age Chopin showed off his is artistic talent by writing poetry and was able to teach himself how to play the piano . At the extremely young age of seven Chopin had his first musical piece published . This is an astonishing accomplishment to say the least . When Chopin turned eight, he played his first piece of music publically, playing a Concerto by Adalbert Gyrowetz . At this early age, Chopin was already drawing attention to himself, and people were comparing him to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart . (Schneider 1) When Chopin was sixteen years of age, he attended the Warsaw Conservatory of Music . The composer and director of this school was Joeseph Elsner . Elsner taught his student the classical way of playing music . One thing that Elsner encouraged however, was for his students to be creative . During this time period being creative when writing music was still not totally accepted among the people of Europe . . After showing the director of Warsaw his skills he was
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
sent to Vienna, the music capital of Eastern Europe . It was there that Chopin began to have his work published . (8notes 1) While Chopin was in Vienna a war between Poland and Russia was beginning to break
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course MU 104 taught by Professor Meyers during the Spring '10 term at Sacread Heart University.

Page1 / 5

Chopin Essay - Ryan Corde MU-104 Chopin Research Assignment...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online