'Though he wrote no operas, oratorios or symphonies – nothing, in fact, that did not involve a piano – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was one of the supreme composers of the 19th century. His life – and death at the age of 39 – is almost the archetypal story of the tragic Romantic artist. His gifts as a pianist and improviser as much as his music brought him fame during his lifetime, but the beauty of his melodies has maintained his popularity ever since. Chopin has a reputation for being an exquisite miniaturist, but he was much more than that: his approach to playing and composing for the piano and his remarkable imagination for keyboard colour and texture – as well as his often startlingly original treatment of harmony and form – left their imprint on piano music well into the next century.' - The Guardian, 2020
Will you go for the distinctive Henle edition, or the Paderewski (PWM) edition? Will you release your inner dancer with the Waltzes or Mazurkas, or are you more of a night-owl who prefers the Nocturnes? Will you take on the Ballades or face the challenge of the Etudes? There's something in Chopin's compositions for all intermediate and advanced players. Immerse yourself!