He published his first composition at age 7 and began performing one year later. In , he moved to Paris, socialized with high society and was known as an excellent piano teacher. His piano compositions were highly influential. He died on October 17, , in Paris, France.
His father's employment exposed young Chopin to cultured Warsaw society, and his mother introduced him to music at an early age. By age 6, young Chopin was ably playing the piano and composing tunes.
Recognizing his talent, his family engaged professional musician Wojciech Zywny for lessons, and soon pupil surpassed teacher in both technique and imagination. By , Chopin was performing in elegant salons and writing his own compositions, including the Polonaise in G Minor. By , he had composed several piano pieces in different styles, and his parents enrolled him in the Warsaw Conservatory of Music, where he studied for three years under Polish composer Josef Elsner. However, sensing he needed a broader musical experience, Chopin's parents eventually sent him to Vienna, where he made his performance debut in Audiences were enthralled with his highly technical yet poetically expressive performances.
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Over the next few years, Chopin performed in Poland, Germany, Austria and Paris, where he settled in There he quickly established relationships with other young composers, among them Franz Liszt , Vincenzo Bellini and Felix Mendelssohn. While in Paris, Chopin found his delicate style didn't always enthrall the larger concert audiences, who had been exposed to the works of Franz Schubert and Ludwig van Beethoven. A fortuitous introduction to the Rothschild family opened new doors, however, and Chopin soon found employment in the great parlors of Paris as both recitalist and teacher.
His increased income allowed him to live well and compose such pieces as Nocturnes of Opp.
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Though Chopin had had youthful love affairs and was at one time engaged, none of his relationships lasted more than a year. The couple spent a harsh winter on the Spanish island of Majorca, where Chopin became ill.
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