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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    Registering at the portal chopin2010.pl brings you the possibility to:

    • Log on to all six Chopin websites
    • 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  
    • Subscribe to a newsletter and take part in competitions with attractive prizes to win
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Mother's letter and proposition of Paris
December 1845. Justyna Chopin in a letter to her son: "Dear Fryderyk! You made us very happy with the information about Your health. Mr. Gudman [Gutmann] told us, than when he saw You in September You looked well; dear God, I hope it is truth in fact. (…) Thank You very much, my dear son, for all the gifts, which I receive from You on every occasion; they are nice and precious for me, but I don’t visit anybody and I don’t see people too often, and You, my dear, spent money on me in vain. This is the reason for which I had a great pleasure recently. Mrs. Obreskow with her husband was traveling, as she said, to her daughter to Athens; she stayed only for a few days in Warsaw. She visited me. (…) She is planning to be in Petersburg in summer, next winter in Paris; in autumn she is traveling here and she wants to take me with her to You. Luckily, there is much time left, maybe she will change her plans, it would satisfy me very much, because if I were to travel with her, I would have to stay with You for the whole winter, what would You, poor, do with me? I would disappoint You, if I know Your heart, You would be uneasy all the time, You would think that I am bored, that there is not enough comfort for me, and such like. No, dear child, I will not do it, especially because there are people with You who take care about You, for what I am very grateful to them. Maybe God allows to see You again; I do not give up hope, because I trust in His mercifulness. – In this New Year let the Providence pour all the blessings on You, from all my heart, Your Mother."

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