Frédéric chopin - golden chopin
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All of Chopin's compositions include the piano. Most are for solo piano, though he also wrote two piano concertos , a few chamber pieces , and some songs to Polish lyrics . His keyboard style is highly individual and often technically demanding; his own performances were noted for their nuance and sensitivity. Chopin invented the concept of the instrumental ballade . His major piano works also include mazurkas , waltzes , nocturnes , polonaises , études , impromptus , scherzos , preludes and sonatas , some published only after his death. Influences on his composition style include Polish folk music , the classical tradition of J. S. Bach , Mozart and Schubert , as well as the Paris salons where he was a frequent guest. His innovations in style, musical form , and harmony , and his association of music with nationalism , were influential throughout and after the late Romantic period.