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Emblematic figure of the Romantic style, Frederic Chopin is one of the most famous pianist of his time. His influence extended throughout the Western music future.
After starting in Poland, he chose to settle in France. He arrived in Paris in late September 1831, the Parisian artistic community allowed him to exercise his talents and achieve celebrity. He carried on a relationship for 9 years with the French woman writer George Sand.
Baroque style is originally from Italy, mainly in cities of Rome, Venice, Mantua and Florence between 16th and 17th century. It was affected the whole of Europe.
Its many decorations, its dramatic tensions and sometimes pompous exuberance was extended up to music and inspire sculpture, painting, literature and architecture.
The term "Baroque" may still be used, usually pejoratively, it signify something which have excessive ornamentation or complexity.