Chopin's Birthday

Chopin's Birthday

March 1st is widely believed to be the birthday of one of the greatest but often looked composers known as Chopin. There are many who also accept that his birthday was on February 22nd, however March 1st tends to be the most common belief. Chopin was a unique composer for the fact that many of his works showcased a different element that had not been articulated so well within classical music before; the articulation of thoughts and emotions. Although classical music can almost always provoke emotion out of the listener, Chopin's pieces were especially well-written because they reflect the sadness, happiness, anger, and passion of a man that we still do not know much about.

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.