at least 3 points for those contributions
- ?Lv 71 十年前最愛解答
Frederic Chopin's greatest contribution to musical form was the transformation of the Nocturne as well as popular dance and musical forms including the Viennese waltz, sonatas, etude, impromptu and prelude.
We could not leave out mazurkas and polonaises that were Polish dances with specific characteristics that Chopin (who was born in Poland) transferred over to the piano. He is also credited with creating the Instrumental Ballade.
Chopin's music pieces are mostly and almost exclusively written for piano, despite there are only about 180 pieces. He has dedicated his life on writing piano music and worked on developing piano concertos in E and F minor and used a lot of half-pedling. Chopin has also recreated piano fingering techniques, for example, using the thumb on black keys. Chopin's pioneering efforts also led him to develop a favorite tool of pianists, rubato, which is the changing of tempo at the pianist's discretion.
On his 200th birthday this year, Chopin is still the one of the most respected composers.資料來源： http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/public-domain/comp... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo_rubato
- TinyuiLv 61 十年前
Several of Chopin's pieces have become very well known—for instance the Revolutionary Étude (Op. 10, No. 12), the Minute Waltz (Op. 64, No. 1), and the third movement of his Funeral March Sonata No. 2 (Op. 35), which is often used as an iconic representation of grief. Chopin himself never named an instrumental work beyond genre and number, leaving all potential extra-musical associations to the listener; the names by which we know many of the pieces were invented by others. The Revolutionary Étude was not written with the failed Polish uprising against Russia in mind; it merely appeared at that time. The Funeral March was written before the rest of the sonata within which it is contained, but the exact occasion is not known; it appears not to have been inspired by any specific personal bereavement. Other melodies have been used as the basis of popular songs, such as the slow section of the Fantaisie-Impromptu (Op. posth. 66) and the first section of the Étude, Op. 10, No. 3. These pieces often rely on an intense and personalised chromaticism, as well as a melodic curve that resembles the operas of Chopin's day — the operas of Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, and especially Vincenzo Bellini. Chopin used the piano to recreate the gracefulness of the singing voice, and talked and wrote constantly about singers.
Chopin's style and gifts became increasingly influential. Robert Schumann was a huge admirer of Chopin's music, and he used melodies from Chopin and even named a piece from his suite Carnaval after Chopin. This admiration was not generally reciprocated, although Chopin did dedicate his Ballade No. 2 in F major to Schumann.