Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist. He is unique as a composer because most of his compositions are for solo piano. Besides his works for solo piano Chopin also composed 2 piano concertos, 4 works for piano and orchestra, a piano trio, duos, 20 songs for voice and piano, 1 piano duet, and some arrangements and transcriptions.
Chopin composed his two piano concertos when he was 19 years old. They were composed shortly before he moved to Paris. He would spend most of his life composing and performing in Paris and die there in 1849.
Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982) is a famous 2oth century Polish-Jewish pianist. He is known for his fine interpretations of Chopin’s piano music . His playing has an impeccable sense of style, warm lyricism, and passionate eloquence. Here is a recording of Artur Rubinstein playing the 2nd movement of Chopin’s piano concerto no.1. I hope that you enjoy it.