CHOPIN 2010
  • Chopin Year Celebrations

    A Calendar of Events letting you know what, where and when is happening throughout the Chopin Year:

    • Events: concerts, exhibitions, shows and many others
    • Reports
    • Interviews
    • Kordegarda CHOPIN 2010
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  • Information Resource

    A wealth of information about Fryderyk Chopin’s life and work:  

    • Quizzes and interesting facts
    • Recommended recordings and publications
    • Educational resources  
    • Image bank  
    • Presentation of places connected Chopin  
    • Links to competent sources
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  • CHOPIN For Kids

    An inspiring guide helping children to enter the exciting word of Fryderyk Chopin’s music:

    • Interactive games and activities for the youngest ones
    • Tips and guidelines for parents
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  • Inter:Act

    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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  • TV Programme

    An archive of past episodes of the Chopin2010.pl show broadcast on TVP1 plus.

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  • Chopin 2010
    Celebrations Office

    A platform for exchanging information between institutions, journalists and organisers of jubilee events. Brings you official information about:

    • Past, present and planned activities of the Office
    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
    • Chopin-themed tours
    • Chopin 2010 Press Office

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    • Submit and then update events held as part of the Chopin Year
    • Create a personalised  list of events and print it out in a handy form  
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FRYDERYK WITH HIS FAMILY

Justyna and Mikołaj Chopin had three daughters: Ludwika, Izabella and Emilia and a son Fryderyk. The whole Chopin family had a gift for music.

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STAGECOACH 

Young Fryderyk travelled a lot. During his holiday journeys he visited among others: Sanniki, Szafarnia, Toruń, Wieliczka, Antonin, Gdańsk, Poturzyn and Duszniki-Zdrój.

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POLISH LANDSCAPE

From Fryderyk's letters we know that after his departure to Paris he was homesick for Poland.



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MANSION IN ŻELAZOWA WOLA 

For the first six months of life, Fryderyk lived with his parents in the mansion belonging to the Skarbek family. Next, the Chopin family moved to Warsaw. Today in Żelazowa Wola we can visit a splendid museum surrounded by a large park.

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FRYDERYK CHOPIN AND GEORGE SAND 

Fryderyk's friend, George Sand, was a famous French writer.






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MAZOVIANS

Mazur was Fryderyk's favourite dance. Folk rhythms and melodies from the Mazovia region often appear in his compositions. 





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CONCERT IN RADZIWIŁŁ'S SALON.

Fryderyk Chopin did not enjoy concerts in large halls. He preferred chamber concerts, among his friends and several invited guests. 


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CHURCH IN BROCHÓW

Saint Roch Church is connected with the Chopin family. On the 23rd of April, 1810, little Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was baptised here. Moreover, two weddings took place here: composer parents' and many years later, also his older sister's, Ludwika.

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KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIEŚCIE STREET IN WARSAW

For almost 20 years, Fryderyk Chopin lived in the vicinity of the present-day University of Warsaw. The University's buildings are located at the Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. 

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MONUMENT IN THE ROYAL BATHS PARK IN WARSAW

Fryderyk Chopin is sitting under the willow tree in the Warsaw's park. Piano recitals took place at his feet in spring and autumn every year. 

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PLEYEL PIANO

The Composer's favourite instrument was the Pleyel piano. The original instrument from his apartment at the Vendôme square in Paris is exhibited in the Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw. 

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