Frédéric Chopin citáty
Datum narození: 22. únor 1810
Datum úmrtí: 17. říjen 1849
Další jména: Frédéric François Chopin
Frédéric François Chopin, výslovnost [ʃopeːn], rodným jménem Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin byl polský skladatel vážné hudby a klavírní virtuos období romantismu, který proslul jako „básník klavíru“.
Citáty Frédéric Chopin
Zdroj: [Ruggieri, Eve, 1997, Chopin, Iris, Praha, 1., 5, 80-85893-09-06]
„You already know when I'm writing, so don't be surprised if it's short and dry, because I'm too hungry to write anything fat“
As quoted in his letter to Jan Bialoblocki, written in Zelazowa Wola and dated back to December 24th 1826
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„I could express my feelings more easily if they could be put into the notes of music, but as the very best concert would not cover my affection for you, dear daddy, I must use the simple words of my heart, to lay before you my utmost gratitude and filial affection“
As quoted in Chopin's Letter.
Zdroj: Chopin's Letter (1988) by Henryk Opieński,E. L. Voynich, p. 4
As quoted in Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils.
Zdroj: Chopin : Pianist and Teacher as Seen by His Pupils (1986) by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, Roy Howat, Naomi Shohet, and Krysia Osostowicz, p. 23
Murmured by Chopin on his death-bed.
Zdroj: The opera reader, Biancolli, 1953, p. 271
As quoted in Chopin.
Variant translation: I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Varianta: I wish I could throw off the thoughts that poison my happiness, and yet I love to indulge in them;
Zdroj: Chopin's Letters
„Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.“
As quoted in If Not God, Then What?
Zdroj: If Not God, Then What? (2007) by Joshua Fost, p. 93
„I have met Rossini, Cherubini, Baillot, etc.—also Kalkbrenner. You would not believe how curious I was about Herz, Liszt, Hiller, etc. — They are all zero beside Kalkbrenner. I confess that I have played like Herz, but would wish to play like Kalkbrenner. If Paganini is perfection, Kalkbrenner is his equal, but in quite another style.“
His letter to Tytus Woyciechowski in Poturzyn. Paris, 12 December 1831.
„Concerts are never real music, you have to give up the idea of hearing in them all the most beautiful things of art.“
Said to one of his students, according to "Chopin: Pianist and Teacher: As Seen by His Pupils" by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger
„How great a joy I feel in my heart. That a day so pleasant, so dear and glorious begins, a day that I greet with the wish. That long years may pass in happiness. In health and vigour, peacefully, successfully. May the gift of heaven fall richly upon you“
As quoted in his letter to his father, dated December 6th 1817
„I am cross and depressed, and people bore me with their excessive attentions. I can't breathe, I can't work; I feel alone, alone, alone, although I am surrounded. There are a whole lot of ladies, 70 to 80 year-old lords, but no young folk: they are all out shooting. One can't get out of doors because it has been raining and blowing for several days.“
Zdroj: Cited in chopin-society.org.uk http://www.chopin-society.org.uk/articles/chopin-britain.htm