Frases de Frédéric Chopin
Data de nascimento: 22. Fevereiro 1810
Data de falecimento: 17. Outubro 1849
Outros nomes: Frédéric François Chopin
Frédéric François Chopin, também chamado Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin , foi um pianista polaco radicado na França e compositor para piano da era romântica. É amplamente conhecido como um dos maiores compositores para piano e um dos pianistas mais importantes da história. Sua técnica refinada e sua elaboração harmônica vêm sendo comparadas historicamente com as de outros grandes compositores, como Mozart e Beethoven, assim como sua duradoura influência na música até os dias de hoje.
Citações Frédéric Chopin
"The Earth is suffocating... Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive."
Frederic Chopin, compositor e pianista polonês, antes de sua morte.
escrevendo ao pai, Nicholas Chopin, professor de francês e literatura no Liceu de Varsóvia.
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„How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigour, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you“
As quoted in his letter to his father, dated December 6th 1817
As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils.
Fonte: Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils (1986) by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Roy Howat, Naomi Shohet, and Krysia Osostowicz, p. 23
„You already know when I'm writing, so don't be surprised if it's short and dry, because I'm too hungry to write anything fat“
As quoted in his letter to Jan Bialoblocki, written in Zelazowa Wola and dated back to December 24th 1826
„I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection“
As quoted in Chopin's Letter.
Fonte: Chopin's Letter (1988) by Henryk Opieński,E. L. Voynich, p. 4
Murmured by Chopin on his death-bed.
Fonte: The opera reader, Biancolli, 1953, p. 271
As quoted in Chopin.
Variant translation: I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Variante: I wish I could throw off the thoughts that poison my happiness, and yet I love to indulge in them;
Fonte: Chopin's Letters
„Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.“
As quoted in If Not God, Then What?
Fonte: If Not God, Then What? (2007) by Joshua Fost, p. 93