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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

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

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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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Chopin's first review
In January 1818, "Pamiętnik Warszawski" publishes the following comment: "Although we do not count music composers among literature writers (nevertheless, they are authors too), we cannot keep the audience in ignorance of the following composition, made known by friendly hands in etching: Polonaise pour Pianoforte dediée à son Exellence Mle: la Comtesse Victoire Skarbek par Frédéric Chopin âgé de 8 ans. The composer of this Polish dance, a young man just turned 8 years old, is a son of Mr Mikołaj Chopin, a professor of French language and literature at Warsaw Lycée, and a real musical genius: not only does he play out the most difficult feats on the piano with greatest effortlessness and extraordinarily good taste, but he is already a composer of a couple of dances and variations which do not cease to amaze musical experts, in particular considering the early age of the author. If the young man had been born in Germany or France, he would have already drawn to himself the attention of all nations; may this reference serve as a pointer that also in our land geniuses are born and it is only the lack of loud publicity that keeps them hidden from the audience’s eye."
  • Polonaise in G minor from 1817 (op. posth.) – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Polonaise in G minor – YOUTUBE