CHOPIN 2010
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    A Calendar of Events letting you know what, where and when is happening throughout the Chopin Year:

    • Events: concerts, exhibitions, shows and many others
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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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    Engaging social networking initiatives revolving around the Chopin Year.

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

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    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
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United Kingdom
133

London, 4 St. James’s Place

After his expedition to Scotland, Fryderyk Chopin returned to London and headed straight for Broadwood’s home at 33 Great Pulteney Street. Yet an exceptional place on the map of Chopin-related...

Germany
142

Aachen

On 18 May 1834, ‘the Gazette Musicale reports that “Messieurs Chopin and Hiller have left for Aix-la-Chapelle, in order to take part in a grand musical celebration, in which, under the direction of...

Poland
143

Antonin

Chopin thus recalled his autumn stay on Duke Antoni Radziwiłł’s estate in Antonin, Greater Poland, in his correspondence: ‘I received your last letter […] at Radziwiłł’s residence in Antonin. I was...

Spain
144

Barcelona

Barcelona was the second port of call on Chopin’s journey with George Sand and her children to Majorca in 1838. The travellers reached Barcelona from Perpignan on 2 November and put up at the Cuatro...

Poland
90

Warsaw, Belvedere

Following his early debut, the now renowned young Fryderyk was regularly invited to numerous Warsaw salons. One admirer of his talent was Grand Duke Constantine, who heard the young virtuoso play...

Germany
145

Berlin

At the beginning of September 1828, Professor Feliks Jarocki, a friend of Chopin’s father, proposed taking Fryderyk with him on a journey to Berlin. Fryderyk had already spent the first part of the...

Poland
77

Brochów, Church of St Roch

On 23 April 1810 (Easter Sunday), Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was baptised in the parish church of St Roch in Brochów, near Żelazowa Wola. His godmother was Anna Skarbek, later Wiesiołowska, and his...

Poland
154

Cracow

In mid July 1829, Fryderyk set off with a group of friends on a trip to Vienna. Their route led through Cracow, where they had planned to stay for several days. ‘We spent the first week in Cracow...

Germany
147

Dresden

Here is an extract from a letter written by Chopin in Dresden to his parents on 26 August 1829, on the way back from a trip to Vienna: ‘To the Honourable Lord and Lady Chopin, Warsaw professor and...

Poland
148

Duszniki-Zdrój

Already in the nineteenth century, Duszniki was famed for its good climate and healing waters. The sickly Fryderyk and his younger sister Emilka were sent there for cures to improve their health. In...

United Kingdom
149

Edinburgh

On arriving in Edinburgh, Chopin put up at the Douglas Hotel, at 35 St Andrew’s Square, which was then the most elegant hotel in the city. Chopin spent the most time while in Edinburgh at the home of...

Poland
75

Żelazowa Wola, Fryderyk Chopin’s birthplace

Fryderyk Chopin entered the world on 1 March 1810, in the manor house of Count and Countess Skarbek in Żelazowa Wola. However, the little Fryderyk lived only a few months in the house where he was...

United Kingdom
150

Glasgow

Chopin’s concert in Glasgow was held in the Marchant Hall on 27 September 1848 and was preceded by numerous announcements in the local press. ‘Matinee concert in Glasgow’s Marchant Hall. Also...

Poland
151

Golub

During his holidays in Szafarnia, trips were organised to bring variety to Fryderyk’s stay. In 1825, he visited, among other things, a fortified castle in Golub on the Prussian side of the River...

Germany
152

Heidelberg

Heidelberg. Early October 1835. On the way back to Paris from Leipzig, Chopin passes Frankfurt am Main and then, feeling unwell, stops for quite a while in Heidelberg, at the home of his pupil...

Czech Republic
153

Karlsbad

‘16 August 1835, Mikołaj Chopin to his family in Warsaw: “having learned from my letters that I was to travel to Karlsbad, he wished to give us the most pleasant of surprises; he abandoned his...

Germany
156

Leipzig

After a month spent with his parents in Karlsbad and Tetschen, the time came for a tender and tearful farewell. His parents returned to Poland, and Fryderyk travelled to Dresden, where he spent a few...

Austria
155

Linz

On 20 July 1831, after a long wait for all the formalities to be taken care of—extending his passport and obtaining testimonials and permits—Chopin left for Paris, in the company of his friend...

United Kingdom
157

London

In 1837, Chopin was in a state of constant expectation for news from his fiancée, Maria Wodzińska, from Służewo, yet he decided to make a spontaneous trip during the second week of July. Chopin...

United Kingdom
158

Manchester

‘28 August 1848, gives a concert in Manchester’s Concert Hall, for 60 guineas. “I was received extremely well; I had to sit at the piano three times. A beautiful hall, 1200 people.” Also taking part...