CHOPIN 2010
  • 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 Chopin2010.pl 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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    Registering at the portal chopin2010.pl brings you the possibility to:

    • Log on to all six Chopin websites
    • Submit and then update events held as part of the Chopin Year
    • Create a personalised  list of events and print it out in a handy form  
    • Subscribe to a newsletter and take part in competitions with attractive prizes to win
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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 summer holidays in the Mazovian town of Sanniki, at the home of his friends, the Pruszaks, and so a trip of a completely different character—to Berlin, in order to acquaint himself with the local musical life—proved a splendid idea. The main purpose of the professor’s journey was to take part in a naturalists’ congress, but most important for Fryderyk was the Berlin Opera, where ‘they have something new every day’, including Spontini, Onslow, Cimarosa and Winter, as well as Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz. Fryderyk also dashed around the most beautiful streets and bridges of Berlin and visited the library and two piano factories. Further musical sensations came with a visit to the Singakademie, where he listened to Handel’s oratorio Cäcilienfest: ‘it approached the ideal I had formed of great music’. Towards the end of September, he informed his parents: ‘I’m doing nothing, just wandering to the theatre. […] I’m in good health, I’ve seen all there was to see. I’m coming home to you.’

 

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