Great Throughts Treasury

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Frédéric Chopin, fully Frédéric François Chopin, born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin

Polish-born French Composer

"Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on."

"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. "

"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties."

"Put all your soul into it, play the way you feel!"