The composer did know it at the time but his October 11 concert would be his last in Poland.
After being dumped by his fiancé Maria Wodzińska, Fryderyk Chopin fell for the cigar-puffing, trouser-wearing feminist who called herself George Sand. It took her over a year to win him over, but once she did the couple became inseparable. On the anniversary of Chopin’s birthday, TFN’s Stuart Dowell takes a look back at one of the 19th century’s greatest love stories.
The prestigious competition has pulled in over 500 applicants from 53 countries.
Touching on emigration and Polish independence the La Folle Journée festival had 1,000 artists performing.