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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Fontana 1851
Julian Fontana writes a letter to Stanisław Egbert Koźmian where he explains his reasons for not willing to write a sketch about Chopin: "I hope […] that finally rocked with quiet, calmness and the country air, I will finally start to write about Chopin. Not for the "Gazeta" nor for "Goniec", but for "Przegląd". Because, I believe, that in the theme so extremely important for Poland and for art, so rich and at the same time mysterious, several lines or pages will not be enough […]. I have bundles of letters from him, written especially from Minorca, others from Paris to America, everything deep in piles of paper. To find them, select, and choose the exceptions, it is the Hercules work for me. I have never before thought about it as much as now, especially due to articles about Chopin by Liszt in "France Mus[ica]le". There are already 11 of them, and it is not the end. There are many appropriate things, and there are completely false things, proving how little he knew him, and first of all, some philosophical-artistic-humanitarian discussion which leads him away from the topic […]. When it comes to Polish pianists, I will say as Krasicki about Ryczowole – I prefer to stay silent. To write about Chopin and about them would be like putting in one factum Raphael and all the group of painters who on Jasna Góra scribble Our Lady.” The best of them is Wolff, despite his great talent, he is only poor and a very poor reflection of Chopin." 

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