Frédéric Chopin – Romantic Virtuoso

October 18, 2014

Random Phoughts

Day 163 of Colourisation Project – October 17

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

If you’ve ever wondered what composer, Frédéric Chopin looked like, here is one of only two known photographs that exist of him, taken by French photographer, Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849. The other photo taken two years earlier in 1847 is extremely poor in quality.

Frédéric ChopinPhotographer: Louis-Auguste Bisson – Frédéric Chopin 1849 – Coloured by Loredana Crupi

Considered Poland’s greatest composer, Frédéric Chopin needs little introduction. One of the best-known and best-loved composers of the Romantic period, Chopin was a child prodigy and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era.  Writing primarily for the solo piano, his style was very distinctive and concentrated on delicacy of touch and extreme variations of dynamics and color. His melodies are beautiful. His legacy and influence on the music world is profound. His music…

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