Celebrating Chopin

posted 23 Apr 2010, 01:00 by Sabc Media Libraries   [ updated 17 Jun 2010, 23:54 ]
When it comes to western classical music, the first names that anyone can easily shout out are
Mozart and Beethoven. Only connoisseur listeners of the music would go further to mention someone
like Frederic François Chopin, whom we are paying tribute to this year. Born on 1 March 1810 in the village
of Zelazowa Wola, in the Duchy of Warsaw, Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist and is famously
known for his piano works. Though born in Poland, Chopin immigrated to France due to the Polish November Uprising in 1830.