from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Chopin, Frédéric François 1810-1849. Polish-born French composer and pianist of the romantic era. His music, written chiefly for the piano, was based on traditional Polish dance themes.
- Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty 1851-1904. American writer whose works, such as The Awakening (1899), portray Creole life in Louisiana.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A French surname.
- proper n. Frédéric Chopin Polish-born classical composer
- proper n. The music of this composer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquid measure formerly used in France and Great Britain, varying from half a pint to a wine quart.
- n. See chopine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Scotch liquid measure now abolished, equal to 52.1017 cubic inches (half a Scotch pint), or about nine tenths of a United States (old wine) quart.—
- n. An old English measure equal to half a pint.
- n. A measure of liquids used in France before the establishment of the metric system, and varying in value according to locality, that of Paris being equal to 0.4656 liter, or rather more than four fifths of an imperial pint. The name is now given to the demi-liter, which is a little more than the old measure.
- n. A vessel, usually a canette or jug of stoneware, holding about a chopin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904)
- n. the music of Chopin
- n. French composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810-1849)
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Chopin – The Women Behind The Music7. 30pm, BBC4Frédéric Chopin is principally remembered for his piano compositions, which is not unreasonable.
Chopin is my favorite composer … As a depressed person, his nocturnes really resonated with me and I felt that everytime I played them, I was pouring out my soul to the music.
Chopin said the Polish word zal — a "bittersweet melancholy" — best described much of his music.
One gets the feeling that Chopin is replacing Beethoven as pop-culture's go-to classical reference.
He reflects back on his extraordinary life, unfolding the details of how Agnes DeWitt, a nun with an almost erotic obsession with the piano music of Chopin, is transformed into Father Damien.
One of my co-workers fancies that my name sounds like a phrase of Chopin's.
I called Chopin a revolutioniser of fingering, and, I think, his full enfranchisement of the thumb, his breaking-down of all distinctions of rank between the other fingers, in short, the introduction of a liberty sometimes degenerating into licence, justifies the expression.
Thalberg was there, and had played his second fantasia on Don Giovanni (Op. 42), and upon my word Chopin complimented him most highly and with great gravity; nevertheless, God knows what Chopin thought of it in his heart, for he had a horror of Thalberg's arrangements, which I have seen and heard him parody in the most droll and amusing manner, for Chopin had the sense of parody and ridicule in a high degree.
I called Chopin's vigorously-expressed resolve a flash of energy.
I’ve always been a bigger fan of Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Strauss but anything by Chopin is awesome.