• Chopin Year Celebrations

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

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

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

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  • TV Programme

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Concert at the Pleyel and reviews
Fryderyk Chopin participates in the "yearly" concert in the Pleyel salon with Pauline Viardot and Auguste Franchomme. He performs the Ballade in A-flat major, Prelude in D-flat major op. 28 No. 15, Andante spianato from op. 22 and 3 mazurkas (among others from op. 41), 3 nocturnes (from op. 27 and 48) and 3 etudes (from op. 25). The same Day in Warsaw  Wojciech Żywny dies.
More information: Salle Pleyel - THE PIANOLA INSTITUTE
Salle Pleyel - PIANOS ESTHER
Salle Pleyel today - Internet website
J.J. Eigeldinger Chopin and Pleyel, "Early Music" 2001 XXIX(3):389-398 (article)



At the concert
Chopin with George Sand and Eugène Delacroix is at a chamber concert. Eugène Delacroix: "Angelic music. One of the last quartets by Haydn. Chopin told me that this admired by us perfection of the artist came from his experience. "Mozart", he adds, "does not need experience: his knowledge and inspiration were of equal level." Apart from this the compositions by Mozart and Beethoven were performed."