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enchantedpianist



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:21 pm    Post subject: Chopin's teaching activity Reply with quote

I read somewhere that although Chopin charged high price for his private lessons, the aristocrats still wanted him to be their teacher.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. They don't need all the money. They want to use it for something, so they took lessons from him. Chopin himself also preferred aristocrats as students, rather than normal class people.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol_nl wrote:
Right. They don't need all the money. They want to use it for something, so they took lessons from him. Chopin himself also preferred aristocrats as students, rather than normal class people.



Chopin knew the influential Rothschilds through his aristocratic Polish friends, and set up a performance among the Parisian aristocrats who appreciated his talent and invited him to teach. He did not want to teach so many students; so the aristocrats were willing to pay more to have some of his hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chopin wrote:
lol_nl wrote:
Right. They don't need all the money. They want to use it for something, so they took lessons from him. Chopin himself also preferred aristocrats as students, rather than normal class people.



Chopin knew the influential Rothschilds through his aristocratic Polish friends, and set up a performance among the Parisian aristocrats who appreciated his talent and invited him to teach. He did not want to teach so many students; so the aristocrats were willing to pay more to have some of his hours.


Also because he really paid careful attention to his students during his lessons. He was a very strict teacher.
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