Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin was born on this day in 1810 – 207 years ago.
Dying at only age 39, Chopin is remembered as one of the great masters of Romantic music.
He is credited with inventing the instrumental ballade and made major innovations to the piano sonata, mazurka, waltz, nocturne, polonaise, etude, impromptu, scherzo and prelude.
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