Most people know very basic information about Chopin, such as the vague details of his love life or how he would eventually battle with illness. Of course, we also know a great deal about the history that is associated with his compositions and many of the locations where he actually performed. However, there is still much to learn about Chopin as a person. His compositions have always been able to strike nostalgia in even those who are generally the most unaffected by classical music, yet few people are able to explain why. While many of Chopin's compositions easily reveal his musical genius, there are also many that seem to reflect a man that was prone to private thoughts and un-interpretable emotions, more often seen in his songs which seem to switch moods two or three times.