Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810–1849) Romantic-era Polish composer. A child prodigy, Chopin completed his musical education in Warsaw, & composed many of his works there before leaving Poland, aged 20. All of Chopin's compositions include the piano; most are for solo piano, although he also wrote two piano concertos, & a few chamber pieces. After a failed engagement with a Polish girl, from 1837-47 he maintained an often troubled relationship with the French writer George Sand.

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810–1849) Romantic-era Polish composer. A child prodigy, Chopin completed his musical education in Warsaw, & composed many of his works there before leaving Poland, aged 20. All of Chopin's compositions include the piano; most are for solo piano, although he also wrote two piano concertos, & a few chamber pieces. After a failed engagement with a Polish girl, from 1837-47 he maintained an often troubled relationship with the French writer George Sand.

Jazz great Duke Ellington at the piano- playing one of his songs for jazz band on the piano! So much fun!!

Jazz great Duke Ellington at the piano- playing one of his songs for jazz band on the piano! So much fun!!

Composer Igor Stravinsky working at a piano in an empty dance hall. Photograph by Gjon Mili. Venice, Italy, 1957.

Composer Igor Stravinsky working at a piano in an empty dance hall. Photograph by Gjon Mili. Venice, Italy, 1957.

Rachmaninov at the piano

Rachmaninov at the piano

Johannes Brahms, c1853, age 20...

Johannes Brahms, c1853, age 20...

Don Giovanni: Mozart

Don Giovanni: Mozart

Beethoven's manuscript for his Violin and Piano Sonata, op. 96 in G major.

Beethoven's manuscript for his Violin and Piano Sonata, op. 96 in G major.

Ennio Morricone - thank you for writing "The Mission"

Ennio Morricone - thank you for writing "The Mission"

Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi

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