(1810–49), French composer and pianist; born in Poland; Polish name Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen; full name Frédéric François Chopin. Writing almost exclusively for the piano, he composed numerous mazurkas and polonaises inspired by Polish folk music, as well as nocturnes, preludes, and two piano concertos (1829; 1830).
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