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Chopin in Paris

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Frédéric Chopin est un compositeur et pianiste polonais, né le 1er mars 1810. Il est l'un des plus célèbres pianistes virtuoses du XIXème siècle et un grand compositeur de musique romantique. Sa musique est encore aujourd'hui l'une des plus jouées et demeure un passage indispensable à l'appréhension de la musique au piano. Il est, avec Franz Liszt, le père de la technique pianistique moderne et à l'origine de toute une lignée de compositeurs tels Ravel et Rachmaninov.

Waypoint 1
N48°52.274
E002°20.634
Cette adresse est la première demeure parisienne de Chopin, au 5e étage. De sa chambre,il découvrait Paris « de Montmartre au Panthéon ». Cette première année parisienne de 1831à 1832, fut une année d’attente, de travail dominée par les soucis financiers, mais ce fut aussi une année féconde en compositions musicales.
A = l’âge de Chopin lors de son arrivé dans son premier domicile à Paris.
B = le numéro de la rue.
C = nombre de lettres dans le prénom de Chopin + 1.
Calculer LM = A+B-7

Waypoint 2
N48°52.274 + LM
E002°20.634 +C
Hôtel meublé dont Chopin occupa une chambre au 2ème étage, il s’agirait de l’actuelle chambre 720. C’est ici qu’il prit la décision de rester à Paris.
D = le numéro de l’hôtel
Calculer NP = (LM*2)+5

Waypoint3
N48°52.7DD
E002°1C.CNP
C’est en novembre 1841 que Chopin se décida à rejoindre sa compagne. Emplacement, au fond d'un jardin, de deux pavillons d'été. Ils y reçurent toutes les célébrités romantiques de l'époque, et Chopin y donna des leçons de piano.
E = le numéro de la rue

Waypoint 4
N48°52.6B
E002° E.ME
Au centre de Paris, caché, préservé de la foule et du bruit, cet endroit échappe aux regards des passants. Pour le calme qu’il assurait,des artistes nombreux et fameux l’habitèrent. Chopin,loua le rez-de-chaussée, composé d'une chambre et d'un salon.
F = le numéro de la rue
G = le nombre de lettres dans le prénom de la compagne de Chopin
H = le nombre de lettres dans le nom de la compagne de Chopin
Calculer QR = G+H+2

Waypoint5
N48°52.0QR
E002°19.FP
Chopin fit venir sa sœur Ludwika de Pologne et s'installa avec elle dans cet appartement, entresol sur cour, où il mourut, le 17 octobre. Ce fut le dernier de ses neuf domiciles parisiens.
I = le numéro de la Place
J = l’âge où il mourut
K = Le nombre d’années où Chopin vécut à Paris.
Calculer XX = I+K
Calculer YYY = [4*(A+D+E+F+I+J+K)]-3

Waypoint final N48°52.0XX
E002°19.YYY


Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist born on the 1st of March 1810. He was one of the most famous 19th century pianists and an exceptional composer of romantic music. Even today his music is one of the most often played and is a must for any classical pianist. He is, with Franz Liszt, the father of the modern piano technique and has influenced many composers such as Ravel and Rachmaninov.

Waypoint 1
N48°52.274
E002°20.634
This was Chopin’s first home in Paris. He lived on the 5th floor. From his room, he could view Paris ‘from Montmartre to the Panthéon’. His first year from 1831 to 1832 was a year of expectation, of hard work, and financial worries, but it was also a fertile year for music composition.
A = The age of Chopin when he arrived in this first home in Paris
B = The street number of Chopin at this first home
C = Number of letters in Chopin first name + 1.
Calculate LM = A+B-7

Waypoint 2
N48°52.274 + LM
E002°20.634 +C
This is the hotel where Chopin lived on the 2nd floor, in what today is room 720. It was while living in this hotel that he decided to stay in Paris.
D = The number of the hotel
Calculate NP = (LM*2)+5

Waypoint 3
N48°52.7DD
E002°1C.CNP
It was in November 1841 that Chopin decided to join his lady companion. Building two summer homes at the bottom of the garden, they hosted all the romantic celebrities of the time. It was also here that Chopin started to give piano lessons.
E = The street number

Waypoint 4
N48°52.6B
E002° E.ME
In the center of Paris, hidden away from the crowd and the noise, this place escapes the eye of the passer by. Because of the calm of this place, many famous artists lived here. Chopin rented the ground floor.
F = the street number
G = the number of letters comprised in the first name of Chopins lady companion
H = the number of letters comprised in the family name of Chopins lady companion
Calculate QR = G+H+2

Waypoint 5
N48°52.0QR
E002°19.FP
Chopin lived with his sister in this appartment, on the ground floor. This was where he died on the 17th of October. It was the last of his 9 homes in Paris.
I = The address number of this « place »
J = Chopin age when he died
K = The number of year Chopin lived in Paris
Calculate XX = I +K
Calculate YYY = [4*(A+D+E+F+I+J+K)]-3

Final Waypoint N48°52.0XX
E002°19.YYY

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Uvag jnlcbvag 3 = Ahzéeb cnve nirp har pbhe
Uvag jnlcbvag 4 = pubvfvffrm yn yrgger « G »

Uvag jnlcbvag 2 = Rira ahzore ba gur evtug unaq fvqr
Uvag jnlcbvag 3 = Rira ahzore ng n pbheglneq
Uvag jnlcbvag 4 = Pubbfr gur yrggre « G »

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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