• 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 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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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 Norbert Kumelski. Vienna, where he spent eight months, was de facto a stage in the journey which he began in Warsaw on 2 November 1830, the destination of which was Paris. From Vienna, they travelled by stagecoach to Linz, on the Danube, with further stops planned in Salzburg, Munich and Stuttgart. This first part of the route certainly passed in a pleasant atmosphere. Among the multilingual company encountered on the way, there were ‘two female singers from the theatre in Milan’. In Linz, they stopped for three days and visited the city, before ‘a couple of days spent travelling by carriage in numerous mixed company towards the Tyrol-Salzburg Alps’. Norbert Kumelski: “We continued this delightful journey through Gmünden, Ebensee (that is, Lambath) and Iachl. Some adventures with ‘Tyrolean songstresses’”.’ [Tomaszewski, Chopin…].