Though frail of body, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), the greatest musician of the Romantic period, possessed an unrivaled creative strength. The composer and piano virtuoso was a child prodigy who did not survive to see his fortieth birthday. Rarely has a life so short produced such a legacy. He invented musical forms such as the ballade and revolutionized many others including the piano sonata, waltz, étude and prelude. He combined his emotionality and expressiveness with technique as demanding as it was dazzling. Schumann said of Chopin’s music that there is a “cannon concealed amid blossoms.”
Our cover features an autograph manuscript of Chopin’s Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, composed in 1842. While the polonaise originated in Poland at the beginning of the nineteenth century, those written by Chopin are masterpieces that have come to define the genre.
This writing journal is available in two sizes: ultra and mini.
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