Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cover # 1: Poland!

I got my first cover today! It is from Poland, and it is from Polpostman.Thank you, Mr. Bek, for sending me such a cool cover as my first cover.

It is an FDC that celebrates the 200th aniversary of Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin's birth. 
"The poet of the piano", Chopin was a great Polish composer and pianist. Chopin was born in  Warsaw. A renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his musical education there. 

As an adult, he moved to Paris. He supported himself as a composer and piano teacher, giving few public performances.  For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health; he died in Paris in 1849 at the age of 39. 
The vast majority of Chopin's works are exclusively for solo piano, the most notable exceptions being his two piano concertos. His compositions are technically demanding but emphasize nuance and expressive depth 

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