Born in Zelazowa-Wola near Warsaw, Chopin was a child prodigy; he performed his first concert at the age of eight. After achieving a certain level of success in Vienna, he settled in Paris in 1831.
In 1837, he started a relationship with George Sand that lasted until 1847. He died of consumption in Paris. Among his most famous works are the 12 major Etudes (1829-1832), the Four Ballads (1831-1842), the Nocturnes, the Waltzes, the Mazurkas, and the Polonaises. Delacroix admired Chopin tremendously and never missed a chance to meet him and discuss the music he so loved.