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Discovery – Chopin’s lost manuscripts

The Fryderyk Chopin Museum received a donation of forty-seven original autographs, including letters written by Chopin and Jane Stirling.

Official donation took place on Thursday, March 24, at the press conference in the Chopin Museum. The document was signed by Marek Keller, the donator, Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage,  Kazimierz Monkiewicz, the Director of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, and Alicja Knast, the curator of the Museum.

The collection includes six letters written in Paris by Fryderyk Chopin to his family, dated with 1845-1848, and twenty letters written by Jane Stirling to Ludwika Jędrzejewiczowa, written after the composer’s death between 1850-1852. These letters are known to music experts from their circulating copies, however, their originals have never been examined with the use of modern scientific methods. Reading these originals will update the knowledge about Fryderyk Chopin with various new details. Letters by Jane Stirling, Chopin’s student, to his sister Ludwika constitute an important evidence of undertaken by them effort to commemorate the composer. Thanks to them Warsaw received many souvenirs about Chopin, including his musical manuscripts and letters.

The press conference was accompanied with opening of the exhibition presenting the Museum’s collection of all autographs by Chopin from the 40s.  Among them there are also letters donated by Marek Keller. The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw performed necessary expert examination of the donated items confirming their authenticity prior to presenting them to broad public. The exhibition is open until April 24.

Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Fryderyk Chopin Museum