Chopin at 200

The classical music world rejoices today, as we celebrate the 200th birthday of Poland’s Frederic Chopin (1810-1849).  This afternoon, we’ll have four distinct hours of Chopin’s music, each covering a different aspect of his magnificent output. 

Chopin’s 200th

Chopin’s birthday is generally celebrated on March 1st, though the actual date is a little unclear. We do know for sure he was born in 1810, so we’re siezing the opportunity of his bicentennial to feature lyrical works like his Barcarolle, Scherzo #4, and Fantaisie-Impromptu.


Pianist Marjan Kiepura is Peter Fox Smith’s guest in the studio for a tribute to Frederic Chopin.