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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Schumann: it’s his!
Reflection of Robert Schumann opening the review of Impromptu Op. 29, Mazurkas Op. 30 and Scherzo Op. 31 in "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik": "Chopin cannot compose anything else apart from music which in seventh or eight bar would make the listener cry: it’s his! This manner of his was pointed out and it was stated that he is not developing. We should rather be grateful for this. Isn’t it all the time the same original power, which […] immediately charmed and enchanted you?"
  • Impromptu in A-flat major Op. 29 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Mazurkas Op. 30 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Scherzo in B-flat minor Op. 31 – InternetChopin Information Centre (NIFC)


Lessons for ladies
George Sand (to Hyppolyte Chatiron): "Various beautiful ladies decided that the Pigalle Street is too faraway from their elegant districts. He answered: Mesdames, lessons I deliver in my room and on my piano for 20 Franks are much better than those I deliver away from my house for 30 franks and in addition a carriage has to be sent for me. Would You like to choose… Such an idea would never come to his head. I hinted it and it was difficult to convince him. […] With his weak health he should earn enough money to be able to work less."