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Frédéric François Chopin, (1810 – 1849)

Frederick Chopin, commonly known as Chopin, was a Polish composer and pianist born in 1810. He is considered one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era and is known for his virtuosity on the piano. Chopin was born into a musical family and began composing and performing at a young age.

Chopin is most famous for his solo piano works, including his preludes, nocturnes, and waltzes. His compositions often featured intricate melodies and technical challenges, making them popular among both audiences and fellow musicians. Chopin was also known for his use of the pianissimo dynamic, creating a delicate and intimate sound in his music.

Despite his success as a composer, Chopin struggled with poor health throughout his life. He eventually settled in Paris, where he died at the young age of 39. Despite his short life, Chopin's music has had a lasting impact on classical music and continues to be performed and admired today.