How to Use this Site

The Chopin Project, which is working towards being a comprehensive site of information about and music by Frederic Chopin: lots of audio, lots of news bits, and… even a Chopin quotepage!. This is kind of Wikipedia-style project and they’re inviting YOUR feedback and YOUR information as well. — Fred Child, Host, Performance Today

Welcome to the Chopin Project!  If you’ve landed here that means you’re a fan, be it casual or committed, of the timeless music of Fryderyk Chopin.   Well, so are we!  And we’ve designed this site for you to be able to find all things Chopin at your fingertips…be it specific information about an individual piece, useful Chopin quotes and history, catalogues of his works…or even something fun and relaxing, like our new Chopin Planet feature that allows you to sit back and enjoy Chopin’s music and see who’s sharing the moment with you all over the world.

Whatever you’re looking for, simply use our handy search tabs (right below the red Chopin banner on each page), or type what you’re looking for into our Search Box – be it “Nocturnes” or “Waltz in C-sharp Minor Op. 64, No. 2” or “Videos” or “Quotes.”      Our Chopin Currency pages keep you abreast of the latest news, reviews, blogs, and video postings of Chopin.

So enjoy the site, and please feel free to share your own thoughts and suggestions for how we can improve it. We should also note that the Chopin Project is one that is never ending…while we strive to present information on each and every one of his works, we’ve got a long way to go…so keep checking back here for timely updates!

  • Mark Scarbrough

    Thanks for the blog about the El Paso Chopin Music Festival!

    We are in our 14th year of organizing Chopin piano recitals in El Paso and the environs. Our website is:

    http://www.elpaso-chopin.com.

    We are now linking to you.

    Keep up the great work!
    Mark Scarbrough

  • S. F. Lotterhos

    A beautiful and very informative website. Thank you for the time and dedication you have obviously devoted to this project. Best wishes, S.F. Lotterhos

  • guillermo

    hello, i am from mexico and i want to thank you for doing this site, wahich is wonderful as the music of chopin.
    good work in the entire page

  • Добавил в свои закладки. Теперь буду вас намного почаще читать!

  • Beth Pennock

    Hi. I have looked at every section of this website and can not find a place where I can listen to Chopin. What am I missing? I’d like to choose a particular selection (from a list perhaps) and then listen to it. Is that possible? It sounds like from what I’ve read that you want people to hear the music and also that people have heard it. Hopefully there is an easy answer.

  • Tafadzwa

    Thank you so much for this website. I am from Africa, although currently residing in the United States. Chopin’s music is perennial to the musical world. Its elegance and aestheticism resonates deep within my soul. I hope to one day be as proficient in playing most of his pieces later on in my life.

    One more thing, if you guys could also add a tab for tutorials on playing that would be helpful in understanding how Chopin plays and composes his music.

    Thanks again.

  • Catherine Vivioc

    Good evening,
    I am playing a Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major in a piano recital in a few days in Norway, Michigan. It was published poshumously. The waltz is from the book “Chopin Collection” edited from original sources by William S. Newman; the book was published in 1957 by Summy-Birchard Publishing Company in Evanston, Illinois.
    I would like to hear this piece, but I cannot find it anywhere on the Internet. I also cannot find the music anywhere on the Net. Can you help me?
    Thank you.
    Catherine Vivio

  • In February 2010, Moonrise Press published an anthology of 123 poems about Chopin by 92 poets, including the first English translation of Norwid’s “Fortepian Chopina” by Leonard Kress. The anthology has been reviewed by John Z. Guzlowski in the Cosmpolitan Review (vol. 2 no. 1, February 2010) and by Alison Ross in the Clockwise Cat (May 2010). More information about this book may be found on its website:
    http://www.moonrisepress.com/chopin.html.

    In June 2010, I started a blog called chopinwithcherries.blogspot.com, based on the book’s title and dedicated to poetry about Chopin, as well as his presence in popular culture. The blog will include interviews with poets, artists and musicians. The current issue, entitled “Chopin and The Karate Kid” discusses the unexpected use of a Chopin transcription in the global blockbuster…. Check it out and tell me what you think!

  • paul

    I need to know the following details about Chopin:

    His height – wysokosc
    Colour of his hair – wlosy, czy blondyn
    His voice – jego glos

    Any help most appreciated
    Dziekuje bardzo

  • For your information:
    On the link below you can find an interview with Yulianna Avdeeva, winner of the Fryderyk Chopin Competition 2010 in Warsaw.

    http://200-percent-blog.blogspot.com

    In the interview Avdeeva talks with 200% on being the first women in 45 years to win the Competition, Chopin’s genius, how to perceive and understand composers’ intentions, and her total immersion in the music whilst she performs.

    200% magazine

  • This site is Wonderful….especially to be able to listen to the music while working on the internet. The site is extremely detailed and organized. Thank you for your labor.

  • Just found your app and I think I’m gong to really enjoy it. I love Chopin and now that I’ve taken early retirement, I think I’ll have to take up the piano again, just so that I can play the raindrop prelude.