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

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    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
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Vienna, feelings and everyday life
Vienna, Chopin writes a letter to Jan Matuszyński: "It is the Christmas Eve. Sunday morning. Last year at this time I was at Bernadines’. Today I am alone in my dressing gown, I am biting my ring and writing. [On the second Christmas day, December 26, 1830] (…) I have just coming back from Slavik (famous violinist, with whom I become friends; after Paganini I have never heard anything like it – he takes 96 notes staccato on one bow, etc. unbelievable), he inspired me, after my coming back home, to be homesick on the piano and to cry out adagio to Variations by Beethoven, which we are writing together, but one step towards the post, which I never miss when I am passing by, pushed my feelings to another direction. Tears which were to fall on the piano, fell on your letter; I craved for your letter. Do you know why? Now you know. (…)"
Chopin lived in Vienna at the House at Kohlmarkt, present No. 9. On this house, reconstructed in 1900, there is a memory plaque dedicated to the composer.  More information:
  • Priest professor Wacław Chmielarski Chopin in the cycle great Poles in Vienna (pl. Wielcy Polacy w Wiedniu) (article) – JUPITER

  • Memory plaque on the house at Kohlmarktstr. 9 – WIKIPEDIA

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Chopin lived in Vienna at the House at Kohlmarkt, present No. 9. On this house, reconstructed in 1900, there is a memory plaque dedicated to the composer. 

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