EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: The aim of the work is to recreate as closely as possible the sound of the piano that Chopin would have heard when he played and composed on it 172 years ago. Evaluating his chances of success, expert piano restorer Paul McNulty who has been entrusted with the historic task said: “We are within the parameters of the piano at that time.
The rare 1810 square piano by Felix Yaniewicz was the subject of a successful £6,000 online fundraising campaign to bring it back to the city he chose to make his home and tell his story to a wider audience.
In this edition of The Debrief, we speak to genetics Professor Michał Witt about how we can finally ascertain the cause of death of Poland’s most beloved composer, Fryderyk Chopin.
Professor Michał Witt from the Institute of Human Genetics PAS in Poznań said that despite the composer’s death certificate putting tuberculosis as cause of death, there was still room for doubt.
In this episode of The Debrief, in the wake of the Chopin Competition we take a look at the composer’s lover and prolific writer George Sand.
The meetings would take place in the drawing rooms of influential people and they were places to see and be seen. Refined taste ruled and men and women of the higher classes would discuss new phenomena and trends in art.
Entitled “Vade-mecum” and named after Norwid’s largest poetry collection, the short film, around 11 minutes long, premiered on Facebook last night.
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.