• jestemfajna

    @eumaios: CHOPIN IS OUR P O L I S H TREASURE! HE WAS FROM POLAND (AND HE LOVED HIS COUNTRY, HIS HEART IS HERE!), not from france, you fucking idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Giugno 2008
  • Biyu_copy

    Nocturne >_<

    Giugno 2008
  • ProjectX419

    ONLY PHAGZ LISTEN TO CLASSICAL..... but really i am kidding and just spicing up a shout box

    Giugno 2008
  • Gnath

    Guys - even on wikipedia (english version) it is a big article about Chopin and his history etc. READ THIS!! I have no words.

    Giugno 2008
  • Gnath

    eumaios -> You must be kidding with that post. I have no words o_O Chopin was FROM POLAND AND HE WAS POLISH there is no doubt. o_O He used to call himself in french to avoid Russia political police.

    Giugno 2008
  • PianoManGGV

    Hi everyone. I'm new here, but I really enjoy Chopin. He is easily my favorite composer and as a classical pianist, playing his work can be quite a challenge. But in rising to this challenge, I have found some of the most beautiful, structured, and thought-provoking treasures I've ever done in my years of piano study. At the moment I'm learning the "Ballade in G minor." This piece is downright amazing. It's Chopin to the core.

    Giugno 2008
  • Gnath

    Olizz -> Yes, yes, read about it. Becouse you don't know a thing. And read about polish romanticism becouse not every romanticism is the same, you know? Our romanticism was a one big fight for freedom and every adult man was doing everything to have Poland back from the dead. It wasn't period for guys who want only to make a poetry and cry near the lakes (or do other thing "for their or yours heart"). So from that point telling me that "I don't think thats what he was seeking for when he composed all this beauty. " makes you sound stupid.

    Giugno 2008
  • Ela91

    So maybe we should call Karol Wojtyła e.g. Carol Wojtyla, just because he has lived in Italy for 27 years? Maybe he is italian, hm? NONSENSE! He's Fryderyk Chopin. NOT Szopen. Fryderyk Chopin!

    Giugno 2008
  • JahPetteri

    After a mentally challenging day - which I just had - Chopin's music is like milk and honey for my soul. Besides, Chopin really knew how to use piano for music. Beautiful.

    Giugno 2008
  • valdany

    huy!!! ke drastico en tu musicaaaaa!!!!!! tienes a Frederec Chopin y The horroros XD ke lokito

    Giugno 2008
  • olizz

    lol @ "Gnath". That's really the only reason to post comments like my last one. You get these hilarious responses from douchebags with too much time to kill. "read about Romanticism", haha. thanks for the tip! will do. *sigh*

    Giugno 2008
  • CapturedSoul

    Bootiful music.

    Giugno 2008
  • Debtfromabove

    The Nocturnes are all beautiful, my personal favourite being Eb Major. Everyone seems to have a favourite. Also he chose to use the name Frédéric, so I think that people should respect that decision. Whatever about his name though, he still rules.

    Giugno 2008
  • Gnath

    "Who cares where music comes from. This fuzzing would give Chopin a headache and I honestly don't think thats what he was seeking for when he composed all this beauty." olizz -> I think the pianists, poets etc. of romanticism care a lot. Learn a history and read about romanticism.

    Giugno 2008
  • olizz

    Who cares where music comes from. This fuzzing would give Chopin a headache and I honestly don't think thats what he was seeking for when he composed all this beauty. Just listen to music and let it flow through you. Now to something else more specific: There's a passage in the Ballade Op. 23 G Minor, between 02.40 to about 04.00 minutes. I think this is one of the most beautiful passages ever written for piano. It conquers all the passages in all his nocturnes. Its like pure fragile beauty just unfolds and unfolds into neverending bliss...yes sounds queer but thats the way the feelings go :) Actually it's gay pointing out specific passages or even specific compositions. But this is really something! The timestamps I made may of course differ a bit depending on what recording you've got but it should be accurate enough for anyone who reads this to pay some extra attention to this very passage...because it's worth checking out! Thank you Chopin for everything you have done for my soul...

    Giugno 2008
  • evilpandawrath

    Surely the amount his music was informed and inspired by Polish folk music is recognition enough?

    Maggio 2008
  • jigglefactor

    Almost everybody on this page complaining about his name not being in polish are just a bunch of poles seeking some kind of silly patriotic recognition. Just give it up already.

    Maggio 2008
  • D_M_A_N

    well... it's not. It's music for funeral

    Maggio 2008
  • Audio-drug

    sonata in B.minor marche funèbre is this damn fucking music from the oppening of star wars!

    Maggio 2008
  • mau_medulla

    emotional brainstorm.

    Maggio 2008
  • Floyt

    Frédéric ? WTF ? He is FRYDERYK... he is polish, not french.

    Maggio 2008
  • Envisaomdoden

    Marche Funebre!

    Maggio 2008
  • marsuchietta

    The most beautiful man in the world. everything of him was, is and will always be beautiful.

    Maggio 2008
  • Furngully

    Has anyone been following the great BBC radio three coverage? I think last night the complete Nocturnes were played. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/

    Maggio 2008
  • Astrak

    Great music for relaxing.

    Maggio 2008
  • evilpandawrath

    Shyntwyss: His father was French so no matter whether you prefer his French or Polish first names, his surname is Chopin. But honestly why do so many people care? A rose by any other name, and all that..

    Maggio 2008
  • shanterusan

    Links to sheet music: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chopin#External_links

    Maggio 2008
  • Painkiller10

    When Chopin emigrated to France he began to use his french name.

    Maggio 2008
  • breep

    anyone have the sheet of the polonaise heroic?

    Maggio 2008
  • Shyntwyss

    Frédéric François Chopin or Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen. Frédéric François Chopin is the french name. Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen is the polish name.

    Maggio 2008
  • disintegrated

    Fryderyk is my homie. Good lookin' [out] on the link and the avy, briealeida. Hah.

    Maggio 2008
  • djoudjoumazz

    Does anyone know a good record for Chopin's lullaby? I'm learning the piece but the only interpretation I have is Mu Ye Wu's and I'm not a huge fan. Thanks!

    Maggio 2008
  • skapunk_axel

    I like his music alot

    Maggio 2008
  • briealeida

    http://musicbrainz.org/doc/ClassicalStyleGuide

    Maggio 2008
  • szanito

    Pianist Thomas Schultz will perform Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, May 3. More info here: http://www.last.fm/event/597868

    Maggio 2008
  • boruc1991

    Frédéric? Please... I agree with Ela91. If his mother gave him name Fryderyk, so call him Fryderyk. Simple ;)

    Maggio 2008
  • Ela91

    His Mother gave him name FRYDERYK. So he's Fryderyk. ;)

    Aprile 2008
  • xiangbow

    i am from china. in fact people donnot listen to Fryderyk much...though he is always my favorite. can i make friends with you guys? i just want to share my feelings...well send me an e-mail:xiangbow@gmail.com

    Aprile 2008
  • liiiiinny

    :) ♥

    Aprile 2008
  • staszka

    Yet the real mess is with decribing classical songs! Long time ago I found some article about how to do it right but I have no idea where it was :(

    Aprile 2008
  • staszka

    I also think that Fryderyk is a proper name. Let's vote!

    Aprile 2008
  • omgitswes

    favorite composer!!!!

    Aprile 2008
  • Rigup

    Well, we sometimes do, Triko80. See Jan Jakub Rousseau, Henryk XV, Kartezjusz, Jerzy Waszyngton. Anyway, that works only for people who lived more than 200 years ago.

    Aprile 2008
  • I_Want_Moore

    Thanks

    Aprile 2008
  • Triko80

    Fryderyk. In Poland we use original names. For examples we don't translate George, Siergiej, Jacque to sound more Polish. We use them as they are.

    Aprile 2008
  • I_Want_Moore

    I'm confused on which name I should use?

    Aprile 2008
  • oz_yush

    what kind of picture is that? I mean that one with this silly bow tie. He didn't look that way - especially as a student in Warsaw. It looks like from XVIIIth century, c'mon you guys. Let's vote it out

    Aprile 2008
  • portishphonic

    I see him as the most beautiful thing ever happened in music.His music....captures every human feeling possible

    Aprile 2008
  • fakszirak

    PPN?

    Aprile 2008
  • Przema

    Frédéric? Chyba Fryderyk :o

    Aprile 2008