The only known photograph of the famous Polish pianist and composer, taken the year of his death (of tuberculosis) in 1849. Reproduced from a private collection.

16 Times an Epic Frederic Chopin Track Made Us Say OMG

Nobody can tickle the keys, the piano keys, like Frederic Chopin. He’s the soundtrack to our parties, and our doulas listen to his songs when they are pulling our blood-soaked babies out of the pools we birth them in. Here are the Chopin tracks that made us look up from our phones and say zOMG:

  1. Op. 10 No. 7: Etude in C Major
  2. Op. 36: Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor
  3. Op. 7 No. 2: Mazurka in A Minor
  4. Op. 9 No. 1: Nocturne in B-Flat Minor
  5. Op. 40 No. 2: Polonaise in C Minor
  6. Op. 28 No. 7: Prelude in A Major
  7. Op. 6 No. 4: Mazurka in E-Flat Minor
  8. Op. 28 No. 16: Prelude in B-Flat Minor
  9. Op. 54: Scherzo No. 4 in E Major
  10. Op. 64 No. 1: Waltz in D-Flat Major
  11. Op. 25 No. 9: Etude in G-Flat Major
  12. Op. 23: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor
  13. Op. 61: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Major
  14. Op. 28 No. 20: Prelude in C Minor
  15. Op. 16: Rondo in E-Flat Major 
  16. Op. 58: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor

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