You seem to forget that at the time when she said that, Poland didn't exist, so anything which claimed to be Polish was more Polish than something which didn't exist.
Harry, don't be a petty a$$hole, please.
Your denial of facts really makes me wonder.
Chopin considered himself Polish, he was a Polish patriot and he was viewed a Pole and a Polish patriot by his contemporaries.
Why do you have such a problem with that? Only because Polonius3 writes that Chopin was Polish? Do you see anything else around you besides your conflict with Polonius3? Don't you think it went too far already?
Or maybe it hurts your Western soul that some great composer considered himself Polish? lol
What the hell is wrong with you?
One does wonder why if Chopin was so Polish he chose to live in France as a Frenchman. Perhaps you can explain that?
Chopin was travelling around Western Europe when the November Uprising of 1830 broke out. He was with Tytus Woyciechowski in Vienna when the news reached them. Woyciechowski returned to Poland to enlist. Chopin stayed. From what I've read his friends and family told him not to go because they didn't want for such a talented man to die in an uprising. Chopin wrote to a friend '"I curse the moment of my departure."
The November Uprising was crushed. Chopin arrived in Paris in late September 1831. He would never return to Poland, thus becoming one of many expatriates of the Polish Great Emigration. He got the French citizenship in 1835 and travelled on a French passport.
Paris was a cultural and artistic centre of Europe, many artists went there, including Poles. Olga Boznańska, a Polish painter, was one of them.
Some Poles emigrated to further their careers. Maria Curie-Skłodowska, unable to get accepted into any Russian (Poland was partitioned) universities (due to her gender and the anti-Polish repercussions of the January Uprising), pursued her studies in Paris from 1891.
Also Chopin was half French, since his dad was French, so it's only natural, considering the situation in partitioned Poland, that he chose Paris which was sympathetic to the Polish cause and had already become the home of many Polish émigrés.
You know about dany_moussalli, a PF user from Syria? Because of the situation in Syria his parents are sending him and his brother to study in Poland. Those boys have some Polish roots and they have Polish passports already. Do you think they aren't Syrians anymore? lol
Oh, I am sorry: if wikipedia says it, it must be true, right....
Oh, ffs, you are like kondzior now? lol Wikipedia is no good as long it doesn't fit your views? You have never linked to Wikipedia on this forum?
If Wikipedia says it, it doesn't mean it isn't true either.
Sources are given there, if you haven't noticed:
Schumann (1988), 114.
Franz Liszt, Chopin
, 1852, p. 163.
Taruskin (2010), 344–5.
Taruskin (2010), 346.
Rosen (1995), 361-3.
And who are you to tell others what is in their own hearts?????