Full Name: Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
Biography: One of music's earliest 'superstars'.
Chopin is also associated (if only indirectly) with political insurrection and his amours which combined with his early death made him, in the public consciousness, a leading symbol of the Romantic era.
- 1835-04-26 Frederic Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante" premieres in Paris
- 1948-10-06 "Polonaise" musical featuring works of Frederic Chopin, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances