Tides Of March

March… the march of the season of pagan Mars, brings the tempestuous South winds in his wake… March… a season of changes and transitions. The vain Narcissus Jonquils will waft in the late Sunsets of the Vernal Equinox; Ash Wednesdays and Mardi Gras Lenten tides will clamor over each other in drawing attention to their … Continue reading Tides Of March

Frédéric Chopin (1810 – 1849)

''My dear corpse...''

“He was dying all his life.”

On this day, in the year 1810 was born the greatest of all Polish Composers and among the very greatest of Composers for the Piano, the instrument for which he wrote almost exclusively.

He was born as Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, adopting the French variant Frdric-Franois when he left Poland for Paris at age twenty, never to return. His surname is also sometimes spelled Szopen in Polish texts.

He was one of the extremely rare child prodigies, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn.

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