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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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    Celebrations Office

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    • artProjects: mobile artistic projects
    • Chopin-themed tours
    • Chopin 2010 Press Office

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3–18 May, 1839. Chopin and George Sand departed to Genoa for several weeks. They travelled on the ship "Pharamond". After his return, on May 20, Sand writes a letter to Charlotte Marliani: "We are coming back from Genoa, caned with a terrible storm at sea. We experienced amazing views, wonderful nature, palaces, and gardens mounted one on another. […] But Chopin was terribly tired."
Genoa – about the "Pharamond" ship – excerpt of a book Notes of a wanderer, in search of health, through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, up the Danube and down the Rhine by William Fullerton Cumming (1839) – GOOGLE BOOKS



Father dies
Mikołaj Chopin dies in Warsaw. Chopin has learnt about his father’s death only a week after the fact – on May 12. He learnt the tragic news from George Sand, who wrote that day: "He is broken down with the fact […] he doesn’t want to see anybody today." And several days alter, in a letter to Fryderyk’s mother Justyna Chopin(May 29): "You know how deep is his sorrow and how much in pain is his soul, but, thanks God, he is not ill. […] I will dedicate my days to your son, he is like my own son."