fryderyk chopin, a brief history and musical accomplishments

22
Fryderyk Chopin, A Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Brief History and Musical Musical Accomplishments Accomplishments Sarah Flint Sarah Flint Salt Lake Community Salt Lake Community College College Music 1010 Music 1010

Upload: latika

Post on 11-Jan-2016

63 views

Category:

Documents


0 download

DESCRIPTION

Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments. Sarah Flint Salt Lake Community College Music 1010. Chopin History. Frydryck Chopin Born: 1810 Died: 1849. www.milanocultura.com. Chopin History. Fryderyk Chopin was born on March 1 st , 1810 in Zelazowa Wola. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

TRANSCRIPT

Page 1: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical History and Musical AccomplishmentsAccomplishments

Sarah FlintSarah Flint

Salt Lake Community CollegeSalt Lake Community College

Music 1010Music 1010

Page 2: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Frydryck ChopinFrydryck Chopin

Born: 1810Born: 1810

Died: 1849Died: 1849

www.milanocultura.com

Page 3: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Fryderyk Chopin was Fryderyk Chopin was born on March 1born on March 1stst, 1810 , 1810 in Zelazowa Wola.in Zelazowa Wola.

His parents were Mikolaj His parents were Mikolaj Chopin and Justyna Chopin and Justyna Chopin.Chopin.

By the age of 6 he By the age of 6 he mastered the piano.mastered the piano.

He practiced Bach daily.He practiced Bach daily.

2.bp.blogspot.com

www.chopinmonumentinchicago.com

Page 4: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Chopin’s first Chopin’s first composition was composition was created when he was created when he was seven years old.seven years old.

The composition was The composition was transcribed by his transcribed by his father. father.

chopin.wordpress.com

Page 5: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Chopin was ill most of his lifeChopin was ill most of his lifeBiggest illness was tuberculosisBiggest illness was tuberculosisHis father and sister died of tuberculosis His father and sister died of tuberculosis Exposed to tuberculosis while they were Exposed to tuberculosis while they were

young in Polandyoung in Poland

Page 6: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Chopin’s first public appearance at a charity Chopin’s first public appearance at a charity concert at the Blue Palace.concert at the Blue Palace.

Avagabonde.blogspot.com

Page 7: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

When Chopin was When Chopin was sixteen he bought sixteen he bought Ballads and Ballads and RomancesRomances by Adam by Adam Mickiewicz. Some of Mickiewicz. Some of Chopin’s ballads were Chopin’s ballads were inspired by these inspired by these poems. poems.

www.polandbymail.com

Page 8: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

November 1831 Chopin left November 1831 Chopin left Poland for Paris.Poland for Paris.

He was a Polish patriot.He was a Polish patriot.Chopin enjoyed Paris, Chopin enjoyed Paris,

especially the Opera.especially the Opera.He lived an elegant life He lived an elegant life

style.style.

www.dailypainters.com

Page 9: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

He disliked public performances.He disliked public performances. Chopin preferred to play for small groups Chopin preferred to play for small groups

of friends.of friends. He played publicly thirty times.He played publicly thirty times. Chopin was the least publicly heard pianist Chopin was the least publicly heard pianist

of his time.of his time. He earned his income mainly by teaching.He earned his income mainly by teaching. Chopin charged up to 20 francs per lesson, Chopin charged up to 20 francs per lesson,

which supported his high standard of living.which supported his high standard of living.

Page 10: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

With his lover, With his lover, George Sands, George Sands, Chopin traveled to Chopin traveled to Majorca for the Majorca for the winter.winter.

Chopin was very ill Chopin was very ill during this time.during this time.

The most productive The most productive time of his career. time of his career.

poietes.wordpress.com

www.soller1.com

Page 11: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

At the age of thirty At the age of thirty Chopin’s health Chopin’s health began to fail.began to fail.

He was often He was often bedridden.bedridden.

He still continued to He still continued to teach.teach.

1.bp.blogspot.com

Page 12: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Chopin final Chopin final appearance was at appearance was at the Salle Pleyel on the Salle Pleyel on Rue Rochechouart. Rue Rochechouart.

The event was a The event was a charity event for charity event for Polish refugees.Polish refugees.

Page 13: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Chopin died on October 17, 1849.Chopin died on October 17, 1849. Chopin died of tuberculosis.Chopin died of tuberculosis. Chopin heart is preserved at the Holy Cross Church near Chopin heart is preserved at the Holy Cross Church near

his home town in Poland.his home town in Poland. He is buried at Pere Lachasise Cemetery, in Paris. He is buried at Pere Lachasise Cemetery, in Paris.

en.wikipedia.org www.chopimonumentinchicago.com

bbc.co.uk

Page 14: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Chopin HistoryChopin History

Majority of Chopin’s music was written for the Majority of Chopin’s music was written for the piano.piano.

There are a total of 230 Chopin compositions.There are a total of 230 Chopin compositions. Chopin is one of the great masters of the Chopin is one of the great masters of the

Romantic Era.Romantic Era.

cbc.ca

Page 15: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Composition HistoryComposition History

Chopin was the leading composer to use Chopin was the leading composer to use ballades as a music formballades as a music form

Ballade at the time was associated with Ballade at the time was associated with French poetry.French poetry.

Considered to be among the most Considered to be among the most technically difficult to perform.technically difficult to perform.

Written for the piano as a solo instrument.Written for the piano as a solo instrument. Inspired by Adam Mickiewicz.Inspired by Adam Mickiewicz.

Page 16: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Ballade No 1 in G Minor, OP 23Ballade No 1 in G Minor, OP 23

Composed from 1835 Composed from 1835 – 1836– 1836

Dedicated to Monsier Dedicated to Monsier le Baron de le Baron de Stochausen.Stochausen.

Inspired by the poem Inspired by the poem Konrad Wallenrod.Konrad Wallenrod.

The most popular of The most popular of the four ballades.the four ballades.

Page 17: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Listening GuideListening GuideBallade No 1 in G Minor, Op 23Ballade No 1 in G Minor, Op 23

Performed by Claudio ArrauPerformed by Claudio Arrau http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=tra.12899170&artistId=art.62105

0:00 Ballade No 1 begins pesante.0:00 Ballade No 1 begins pesante. 0:30 Moves to duple meter, which is the introduction to the main 0:30 Moves to duple meter, which is the introduction to the main

theme theme 1:42 The right hand is impressive with quick movements1:42 The right hand is impressive with quick movements 1:55 The tempo quickens1:55 The tempo quickens 2:10 Beginning of 1 of 2 glissandro passages2:10 Beginning of 1 of 2 glissandro passages 2:26 Bass cleft takes over the theme2:26 Bass cleft takes over the theme 2:37 Resolution of the theme2:37 Resolution of the theme 2:50 Second theme begins2:50 Second theme begins 4:20 First them reintroduced4:20 First them reintroduced 4:30 Beginning of a series of crescendo’s4:30 Beginning of a series of crescendo’s

Page 18: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Listening Guide Ballad No 1Listening Guide Ballad No 1 4:46 Moves to a double forte series of chords with a moving bass 4:46 Moves to a double forte series of chords with a moving bass

lineline 5:18 Begins a series in a descending scale.5:18 Begins a series in a descending scale. 5:27 Moves to an ascending scale with quick fingering5:27 Moves to an ascending scale with quick fingering 5:36 Counter subject begins5:36 Counter subject begins 6:12 Second them reintroduced6:12 Second them reintroduced 7:14 Returns to first theme7:14 Returns to first theme 7:58 Second glissandro run begins7:58 Second glissandro run begins 9:00 Beginning the rounding out of the phrasing with quarter notes.9:00 Beginning the rounding out of the phrasing with quarter notes.

Page 19: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Ballade No. 3 in A flat majorBallade No. 3 in A flat major

Composed in 1841Composed in 1841 Dedicated to Dedicated to

Mademoisell Pauline Mademoisell Pauline de Noaillesde Noailles

Inspired by the poem Inspired by the poem SwiterziankaSwiterzianka

Considered the Considered the technically easiest of technically easiest of the four ballades.the four ballades.

Page 20: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Listening GuideBallade No 3 in A Flat Major, Op 47

Performed by Claudio Arrau http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid

=tra.12899172&artistId=art.62105 0:00 Begins soft and dolce 0:26 A change in the introduction begins 1:05 Gradual crescendo into diverging trills 1:30 The intensity diminishes 2:18 A new theme introduced 3:08 Beginning of the climax of the current theme 3:58 Main theme reintroduced 4:28 Second theme is introduced

Page 21: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

Listening Guide Ballade No. 3 4:58 Scales move to the bass line 5:15 First theme reintroduced 5:47 A key change 6:23 Intensity diminishes, melody comes to resolution 6:40 Key change back to original key 7:02 Intensity builds in major key 7:14 Climax of the song 7:40 Resolution

Page 22: Fryderyk Chopin, A Brief History and Musical Accomplishments

References

Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p9

Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p33

Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p19

Szulc T., Chopin In Paris, 1998, ISBN 0-684-82458-2, p 43-44

Hedley Encyclopedia Britainica p 264