Happy Birthday Chopin

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The Chopin monument in Łazienki Park, Warsaw

Just a few years ago, during my three-month trip to Europe, I got to experience a few different Chopin landmarks. I saw his grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, then re-visited the famous statue of him at Łazienki Park in Warsaw, then visited a brand new interactive museum dedicated to him (also in Warsaw).

Some facts about Chopin in case you don’t know:

  • He was born in Żelazowa Wola, near Warsaw (have also been there)
  • He grew up in Warsaw, but eventually moved to Paris, where he lived until he died
  • He died at age 39, probably of tuberculosis
  • He’s probably one of the most composers ever, having written most of his music for piano
  • Polish people love him and are proud of him, rightfully so

Enjoy some of my favorite Chopin works:

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