Date of Award
Frederic Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, Warsaw on February 22, 1810. He was brought up in a private school among sons of Polish nobility. His musical education was entrusted to the Bohemian pianist Albert Zwyny and the Director of the Warsaw School of Music, Joseph Elsner. At the age of seven he played a piano concerto by Gyrowetz, and improvisations in public. His first attempts in composition were dances (Polonaises, Mazurkas and Waltzes), but he published as Opus 1 a Rondo, and as Opus 2 variations on "La ci darem la mano", with orchestra.
Miller, Terry, "Frederic Chopin" (1972). Honors Theses. 526.