New on YouTube: "The Childhood and First Polonaises of Fryderyk Chopin" What was he like? How did he play? Who were his parents? How did he become well known? This three-episode mini series explores the childhood and early works of Fryderyk Chopin. In this episode I talk about about his parents, his first and only piano teacher, his performance debut and the first composition. You will hear Chopin's first polonaises, written at age 8 and 12. While you are at it, you will learn a bit about the turbulent period in the history of Poland. This program was made with the support of the Culture, Science and Education grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
1:07 Who were Chopin's parents?
6:18 Wojciech Zywny - Chopin's first and only piano teacher
8:16 Chopin's composition debut
9:26 Polonaise in g minor (1817)
15:56 Polonaise in B-flat major (1817)
24:05 Polonaise in A-flat major (1821)
Magdalena Baczewska, piano
This program, called "Po prostu Chopin" was made with the support of the Culture, Science and Education grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.