Frédéric Chopin


Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation." 1 2 3

Daily Routine

Frederic Chopin usually woke up late and ate breakfast in his bedroom at 10 am. The meal may have contained smoked meats, cheese, eggs, toast and maybe some goose with cured tongue. After breakfast, Frederic composed all day with a short break to teach George Sand’s daughter, Solange, the piano.

The day’s main meal typically started between 12 pm and 1 pm and consisted of multiple courses, perhaps six some days. On the menu was three meats, soup, vegetables and dessert. After eating the polish composer returned to work. The house reassembled to eat again at around 6 pm. Dinner was often served outside and followed by music and light conversation. Frederic then retired to bed.