Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist (1810-1849) who is considered one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. He was a child genius on the piano and in his youth was noted for his keen intelligence, drawing and sketching skills, and sense of humor. The majority of his works are for solo piano, and are often technically difficult to perform. He achieved great fame during his short life and knew and influenced many notable composers and musicians. Since his time and to the present day, his music is universally known and loved.
WALTZ NO. 6 IN D-FLAT "MINUTE" (1:53)
POLONAISE NO. 6 IN A-FLAT "HEROIC" (7:11)
MAZURKA NO.5 IN B-FLAT (2:41)
IMPROMPTU NO. 4 IN C-SHARP "FANTASIE-IMPROMPTU" (5:17)
BALLADE NO. 1 IN G-MINOR (9:19)
LES SYLPHIDES. ACT 2 -VALSE 2 (6:09)
Les Sylphides is a short ballet with music by Chopin. The original choreography was by Michael Fokine and the music orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. It was first publically performed in 1893 and was conducted by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The ballet has no plot but consists of many Sylphs (fairies of the air) dressed in white, dancing in the moonlight.