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
    more >
     
  • 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
    more >
     
  • 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
    more >
     
  • Inter:Act

    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

    more >
     
  • TV Programme

    An archive of past episodes of the Chopin2010.pl show broadcast on TVP1 plus.

    more >
     
  • 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

    more >
     
  • Your Account at chopin2010.pl

    Loading...

    ###LABEL_LOGIN_FAILED###

    Try again

    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
    ...
    more >
     

Search

Honorary Patrons

more >
 

Sponsors

more >
 

Partners

more >
 
  September  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Scotland, families and stagecoach accident
During his seven-months long stay on the British Isles Chopin visits Scotland. He describes his impressions writing in Johnston Castle (11 miles from Glasgow) to Wojciech Grzymała (letter commenced on the 4th and concluded on the 9th of September): "Here only cousins of great families and great surnames. […] The whole genealogic conversation always resembles the gospel, this gave birth to that and that to another, and the another to some other and in such manner two pages until the Jesus is born. […] there are many various Ladies, old, 70 – 80 years old lords, and no young people, because they went hunting. It is impossible to go out here, it’s raining and it’s been windy for several days." About himself: "I am angry and sad and bored by those people with their unnecessary care. I can’t rest, I can’t work. I feel lonely, lonely, lonely despite people around me." At the end he describes a stagecoach accident in which he was traveling recently "which luckily ended with nothing, but it could have cost my life. […]"
During his stay in the Johnstone Castle, Fryderyk Chopin was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Houston. Presently, in place of the old mansion there is a housing estate, and the visit of the Polish composer is commemorated with a plaque on the fence saying: Fryderyk Chopin 1810-1849. To commemorate the visit in Johnstone Castle of Fryderyk Chopin, composer and pianist. Chopin was the guest of Ludwik Houston, 5th count of Johnstone, whose wife he taught in Paris. In Johnstone he spend majority of September 1848 before his concert in Merchant Hall in Glasgow, on September 27, 1848.  More information:
  • Leszek Wieciech Chopin in Scotland (pl. Chopin w Szkocji) (article in Polish) – SCOTLANDPOLAND.PL

Relations

 

Additional information

During his stay in the Johnstone Castle, Fryderyk Chopin was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Houston. Presently, in place of the old mansion there is a housing estate, and the visit of the Polish composer is commemorated with a plaque on the fence saying: Fryderyk Chopin 1810-1849. To commemorate the visit in Johnstone Castle of Fryderyk Chopin, composer and pianist.

Chopin was the guest of Ludwik Houston, 5th count of Johnstone, whose wife he taught in Paris. In Johnstone he spend majority of September 1848 before his concert in Merchant Hall in Glasgow, on September 27, 1848. 

More information: