The Gallery Collection/Corbis
An 1838 painting of Frederic Chopin by Eugene Delacroix.
From wistful Waltzes and sensual Nocturnes to fiery Sonatas, what's not to love about Chopin? Perhaps even more than the works of Bach and Mozart, Chopin's music is almost universally admired — by pianists, by critics, and by people who know nothing about classical music.
To mark the bicentennial of the composer's birth, we've gathered a few voices from around public radio and asked them to share a cherished piece by Chopin. Please join in and tell us your favorite Chopin story in the comments section at the bottom of this page.