When I was in college I loved tackling Frederic Chopin pieces with my piano teacher. While incredibly difficult, there was such a feeling of accomplishment when I learned the piece. I love all the opportunities for expression and emotion that his music allows. In today’s episode of Busy Kids Love Music, you’re going to learn about this much-loved composer while also listening to some of his beautifully expressive piano music. We will learn more about how…

  • Chopin valued his Polish heritage and incorporated it into his music
  • He earned the nickname “poet of the piano”
  • His skills as a child earned a comparison to another famous child-composer

 

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Chopin Nocturne E Flat Major Op.9 No.2 – YouTube

Evgeny Kissin: Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1, Op 11 (Tel Aviv, 2011) – YouTube

Chopin Military Polonaise op 40 no 1 in A major – YouTube

Chopin – Barcarolle in F sharp major op. 60 | Timothy Chiang – YouTube

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 40

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of performances and interpretations of Chopin’s music. Check it out here.

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