It is into 1926 that one found the birth certificate of Nicolas Chopin, the father of Frederic. At the 17 years age it leaves France to be established in Poland close to Warsaw.
That crosses short to the debate which opposes the partisans of a Frederic Chopin Polish, to those of a French Chopin.
On several occasions Nicolas thinks of regaining France but each time, the disease prevents some. Little by little its social situation develops. He becomes tutor in the Skarbek family where he becomes acquainted with Justyna in 1802.
Both share the same taste for the music, and are attended during four years. In 1806 they decide to marry. It is not strictly speaking the love at first sight, but their union is harmonious and happy. At that time they leave for
Become civil servant of State, Nicolas has an excellent reputation.
In December 1806 victorious Napoleon enters to Poland. Regarded a time as a saver by Polish, even most enthusiastic go quickly déchanter.
Once the peace concluded with Russia and Prussia, Napoleon created only one duchy of
One can read “born on February 22, 1810 of Sieur Nicolas Choppen (sic) French”.
Frederic is the second child of a family of four. He has three sisters, Louise born on April 6, 1807, Isabelle born on July 9, 1811, then Emilie born on November 20, 1812.
Frederic will spend his the first twenty years to Poland, and its heart beats initially for Poland. “Poland and Poland alone! ”. Chopin was born in Zelazowa-Wola. As of the autumn the 1810 family settles in Warsaw, which counted at the time more than one hundred thousand
In family, the Chopin speak Polish, even if French and German appear in the program of the boarding school.
As of his more young age, Chopin shows himself impassioned by the piano. He spends the hours under the clavichord when
his mother plays. At the six years age one finds a professor to
Zwyny with the intelligence not to oppose the aptitudes of its pupil. At eight years Chopin composes his first Polish, and the review of Warsaw of 1818 notes: “A true genius from the musical point of view ....... can this article remind the reader, that our country can also give the day to
By chance it stops quickly, and thus escapes the accident which deprived Schumann of the use pianistic of its right hand.
Chopin is twelve years old and does not have already anything any more to learn from the Zwyny old man.
From 1823 to 1826 Frederic enters to the college, in class of fourth and becomes acquainted with
his friend Titus. It is attracted by the literature, the history and the theatre. It spends the summer to Szafarnia, in the family of a classmate, in pension at the Chopin during the school
During these three Chopin years does not have a piano teacher, but compose of many small works, including one Polish in minor G sharp, published after its
1827: raise 1st year, particularly gifted. (death of Beethoven)
1828: raise 2nd year, aptitudes exceptional. (death of Schubert) 1829: raise 3rd year, aptitudes remarkable, musical
These three years 1827-1829 correspond to its first successes of
Its compositions remain however almost only dedicated to the piano.
It composes all the same a trio for piano, violin and violoncello, the sonata opus 4, but that efforts to yield with the tradition.
In September 1828 it goes to Berlin, where it listens to 5 operas, and the desire takes it to travel to test its talent near the large foreign