• 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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‘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 in the concert are three singers (Alboni, Corberi and Salvi), who give good renditions of arias by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. Chopin plays in the first part a nocturne and the Berceuse, in the second a mazurka, a ballade (in F minor) and a waltz. An account of the concert appears two days later in The Manchester Guardian. A detailed review is printed on 9 September by The Musical World in London: “Without doubt, his playing is extremely polished—perhaps too much so, and perhaps it would merit the term ‘finesse’—and his delicacy and expressivity are faultless, although lacking the admirable power of Leopold Meyer, the force of Thalberg, the elan of Herz or the grace of Sterndale Bennett. Nevertheless, Mr Chopin is certainly a great pianist, and no one may listen to him and not experience a certain dose of enthralment”.’ [Tomaszewski, Chopin…].