Largely credited for revolutionising the world’s luxury vodka market, the Chopin brand has released a limited 30-year-old vintage to mark its 30th birthday.
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Warsaw’s Chopin Airport has handled over 6.5 million passengers since the beginning of the year, the airport announced on Monday.
The latest addition in the form of the Klasztorek now welcomes visitors to explore a captivating assortment of 1,800 exhibits from the renowned Czartoryski collection, including a bronze cast of Chopin’s hand and the quill of French writer Voltaire.
VIDEO: Directed by Polish filmmaker Jakub Piątek, the film offers an intimate and gripping portrait of young pianists' entry into adulthood as they compete in one of the world's most cutthroat piano competitions.
Taken in the 1930s by a French WWI veteran visiting the country, the candid pictures offer a remarkable insight into a long-forgotten past.
After learning of Chopin's death, his friend Auguste Clésinger ran to his bedside to make a death mask of his face and a solid bronze cast of his left hand.
A jewel of the Art Nouveau era, the monument in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park depicting Chopin plunged into contemplation under a rustling willow tree was first unveiled in 1926.
Soprano Alexandra Nowakowski and pianist Michał Biel, are currently recording an hour-long CD to bring Polish classical music to an international audience while at the same time breaking the Chopin-only stereotype that they believe exists about the nation’s musical heritage.
Warsaw’s delightful little ul. Samborska (Samborska Street) is 22 metres long, 2.7 metres wide and doesn’t have a single building registered on it. It was not until 2010, almost half a century after it disappeared from the map that its street status was restored and a plaque erected in its honour.
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