Chopin’s First Composition

Chopin wrote this piece when he was seven years old. It’s very typical of the music that was being written at that time in Warsaw . . . a little Polonaise . . . with even a little virtuosic flourish in it. But Chopin was too young to write the notes down on the page — his father wrote it for him. He had probably written some things before this, but this is the first surviving piece we have.” 

Arthur Greene — remarks from the stage at a live concert at the University of South Florida on February 25, 2007
Frederic Chopin depicted at age seven

Listen to Chopin’s first composition: Polonaise in G Minor, by Arthur Greene