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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Czech Republic
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Marienbad

During the summer of 1836, Chopin spent a month in Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně). Between 28 July and 24 August 1836, ‘Stays in the “White Swan” inn. Previously arranged meeting with the Wodziński...

France
160

Marseilles

During Chopin’s Majorcan adventure, in the company of George Sand and her children, around the turn of 1838 and 1839, his health deteriorated badly. Consequently, the decision was immediately taken...

73

Mazovia

‘It’s now morning, 8 o’clock […] the air is fresh, the sunshine lovely, the little birds are chirping, the stream is dry, or it would be murmuring, but there is a pond and the frogs sing prettily’...

146

Mid Calder, Calder House, Gargunnock House

Chopin’s private recitals in Scotland took place mainly on the estates outside Edinburgh on which the composer stayed during his travels with Jane Stirling: at the home of Lord Torphichen, Calder...

France
161

Nohant

Six months after setting off from Paris for Majorca, Chopin and George Sand arrived in Nohant. Their plan of spending the winter and spring in Palma had been scotched by the sudden bout of Fryderyk’s...

Poland
162

Ojców

During the summer expedition to Vienna in 1829, Fryderyk and his friends visited Cracow and the surrounding area. The young men decided to take a trip to Prądnik Valley, famed for its magnificent...

France
163

Paris

On 2 November 1830, Fryderyk Chopin left Warsaw forever, making his way first to Dresden, then via Prague to Vienna (where he spent eight months), then via Linz, Salzburg, Munich and Stuttgart to...

France
137

Paris, Apartment at 12 Place Vendôme

In June 1849, on account of the dramatic state of his health, Fryderyk Chopin was advised to move to the outskirts of Paris. He lived for a few weeks in a villa at 74 Grande rue de Chaillot. ‘“I am...

France
121

Paris, Chopin’s apartment at 9 Square d'Orleans

Chopin’s second apartment in Paris was at 4 rue de la Cité Bergère, where he lived for a year from June 1832. ‘It was an apartment in a boarding-house located very near to his previous abode, yet...

France
139

Paris, Church of St Magdalene

Almost two weeks after Chopin’s death, on 30 October 1849, in St Magdalene’s church, a funeral service was conducted, with the musicians of the Société des Concerts and the soloists Viardot,...

France
127

Paris, Hôtel Lambert

From 1843, Duke Adam Czartoryski and Duchess Anna Czartoryska organised numerous soirées, balls, charity dinners and desserts at the Hôtel Lambert on the eastern edge of the Île Saint-Louis. ‘they...

Poland
117

Paris, Le Panthéon

On arriving in Paris, Chopin moved into an apartment in a tenement house at 27 Boulevard Poissonière, at the foot of Montmartre: ‘I have a small room beautifully furnished in mahogany, with a balcony...

France
123

Paris, Louvre

Chopin was not an art fanatic or connoisseur, but he was certainly a lover of the fine arts, and a key point in every city he visited on his travels (just after the Opera) was an art gallery, be it...

France
131

Paris, Palais du Luxembourg

During the reign of Louis-Philippe, the Palais du Luxembourg housed the House of Peers, the Tribunal of Peers and the ‘museum of contemporary art’. The low building on the left-hand side of this...

France
129

Paris, Palais Royal

‘At the southern end of the rue Richelieu was the Palais Royal, built for Cardinal Richelieu in the seventeenth century and later home to Louis-Philippe […] After the Orléans family moved to the...

France
119

Paris, Théâtre-Italien

Although Chopin preferred the bel canto style operas staged at the Théâtre-Italien, he remained deeply impressed by Meyerbeer, writing with unconstrained enthusiasm to a friend from his youth during...

France
125

Paris, Tuileries

‘The Tuileries garden, the most centrally located of the city’s parks, was usually crowded from early morning to dusk […] On the sunny north terrace overlooking the rue de Rivoli, old men in rented...

Poland
115

Pieskowa Skała

The first stage of Chopin’s journey to Vienna with a group of friends in 1829 was a visit to Cracow and the surrounding area. After an adventure in Ojców, the young men devoted the next day to...

Poland
164

Płock

In 1827, during a trip in the company of Count Ksawery Zboiński of Kowalewo, the main destination of which was Gdańsk, Chopin stopped in Kowalewo. Zboiński then decided to show Fryderyk around the...

Poland
165

Poturzyn

Chopin’s journey to Chelmland was closely linked to his great friendship with Tytus Woyciechowski, who hailed from Poturzyn. Tytus, two years older than Fryderyk, attended the Warsaw Lyceum and...