• 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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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 spite of his illness, Fryderyk was energetic and full of life, and he found it hard to bear the daily routine at the spa, ruing the ban on taking trips into the higher parts of the mountains around Duszniki. Instead, there were obligatory slow walks around the promenade, accompanied by ‘wretched brass music compiled from a dozen or so caricatures in various tastes’. He complained that the situation was worsened by the lack in the vicinity of a decent piano and that afternoons were ‘again sullied by music’. Chopin’s stay in Duszniki was, however, crowned by his public performance in aid of a good cause.