The images reveal just how the composer may have looked like in real life.
The famed Łazienki concerts will be broadcast over the internet to keep the culture flowing.
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.
We all like a bit of Chopin, and to coincide with his 210th birthday we take a look at his heart.
Cut from the famed composer, the heart is a focal point of Polish history and culture.
Konstancja Gładkowska may have been the love of a young Chopin but she herself and the extent of their relationship remain shrouded in the mists of history.
‘It’s impossible to understand Chopin and his music without walking in the footsteps of Chopin’s youth in Poland.’ Australian Author and Adventurer Michael Moran reveals how tragedy and romanced shaped Poland’s greatest musician in this special 2-part episode of #HeartofPoland.
TFN looks at the life of Chopin in Warsaw and how the city influenced the budding composer’s life and work.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra will give its only concert in Poland on Jan. 6. Those in attendance at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in the north-western city of Szczecin will have the opportunity to listen to Polish music played by British musicians.
With both a glittering pre and post-war musical career, after surviving the war through a combination of luck, the bravery of pre-war friends and the unlikely intervention of a music-loving German officer, Szpilman was later accused of being a Gestapo agent.