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
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    A wealth of information about Fryderyk Chopin’s life and work:  

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    • Recommended recordings and publications
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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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Poland
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Poznań

On 9 September 1828, Chopin left with Professor Feliks Jarocki by stagecoach for Berlin. The route led through Poznań, where they had only a two-hour break in their journey. They used this time to...

Czech Republic
167

Prague

In August 1829, the route back to Warsaw from Vienna was planned by Chopin and his friends in such a way as to visit, among other places, Prague. ‘In a flash, but not without advantage, we visited...

Austria
168

Salzburg

Around 25 July 1831, Chopin and Kumelski (on their way from Vienna to Paris) spent a few days in Salzburg. ‘Admiration for the Salzburg evening carillons (one of them played a tune by Auber from the...

Poland
169

Sanniki

In the summer of 1828, Fryderyk stayed in the picturesque town of Sanniki, at the home of the Pruszaks, friends of the Chopins. There he spent his time with his friends Kostuś and Olesia mostly on...

Poland
107

Sanniki, Palace

In the summer of 1828, Fryderyk stayed in the picturesque town of Sanniki, at the home of the Pruszaks, friends of the Chopins. There he spent his time with his friends Kostuś and Olesia mostly on...

Poland
108

Sochaczew

The route to Szafarnia, where Chopin spent successive summers in 1824 and 1825, led through such places as Błonie, Sochaczew and Płock, and almost every stay at Żelazowa Wola included walks and trips...

Germany
170

Stuttgart

Another stage in Chopin’s journey from Vienna (via Linz, Salzburg and Munich) to Paris in 1831 was Stuttgart. Fryderyk was accompanied by his friend Norbert Kumelski. They stayed in Stuttgart from 4...

Poland
171

Szafarnia

The expeditions to Szafarnia in the summer of 1824 and 1825 were undoubtedly among the young Fryderyk’s most splendid and cheerful memories. They were real country holidays (on the Dziewanowskis’...

Poland
172

Toruń

In midsummer 1825, Fryderyk visited Toruń, where he saw many wonderful sights: ‘Yet all of this does not surpass the gingerbread, oh that gingerbread, a piece of which I’ve sent to Warsaw’, he...

Poland
111

Turzno

In 1825, during his second summer spent in Szafarnia, in Dobrinland, Fryderyk made several excursions further afield. One of these was a trip to Turzno, in Culmland. ‘Tomorrow morning we set off for...

Spain
173

Valldemossa

After a long journey, of several stages, on 8 November 1838 Chopin and George Sand with her children reached Palma, where they stopped at an inn on the Calle de la Marina. A week later they were...

Spain
135

Valldemossa, Carthusian monastery

In mid December, while staying on Majorca, George Sand and Chopin were forced to move from a villa near Palma into the Carthusian monastery in Valldemosa, as the islanders feared catching Fryderyk’s...

Austria
177

Vienna

Here are Fryderyk’s impressions from his first sojourn in Vienna, in August 1829: ‘I like Vienna, and there are quite a few Poles here; at the ballet there is even one who took so much care of me...

Poland
174

Waplewo

Waplewo, which at the beginning of the nineteenth century was certainly one of the most beautiful estates in the region, was one of the planned stops on Chopin’s travels around the region with Count...

Poland
93

Warsaw, Blue Palace

The salon of Count Stanisław Kostka Zamoyski and his wife Zofia in the Blue Palace, which functioned from the times of the Duchy of Warsaw, was one of the more important centres of social life in the...

Poland
99

Warsaw, Brühl Palace

Following the first public concerts of the little Fryderyk, news of his extraordinary talent went around the capital’s artistic milieux. Salon proprietors (including the Zamoyskis, the Cichowskis,...

Poland
85

Warsaw, Campus of the University of Warsaw and the Botanical Garden

The immediate surroundings of Casimir Palace and ‘Botanika’—the garden at the back of the main building of the palace, full of various plants, including vegetables—were the places where Fryderyk...

Poland
81

Warsaw, Casimir Palace

In the years 1817–1827, the Chopins (Justyna and Mikołaj, Ludwika, the eldest of the siblings, Fryderyk and his two younger sisters, Izabela and Emilia) lived in a spacious apartment in an annexe of...

Poland
101

Warsaw, Church of the Holy Cross

In the nineteenth century, the Church of the Holy Cross was the largest church in Warsaw and a venue for numerous state ceremonies. It was the family parish of the Chopins, residing on ul. Krakowskie...

Poland
103

Warsaw, Church of the Nuns of the Visitation

As a pupil of the Warsaw Lyceum, and then a student of Warsaw University, Fryderyk was obliged to attend mass at the Visitandines’ church on ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście. From 1825, he often...