Piotr Szczepanik, a renowned Polish musician, writer and actor also known for his communist-era opposition activism died on Thursday at the age of 78.
The melancholy piece entitled A Girl’s Tears by musician Bolesław ‘Bollo’ Ilnicki was found in a Scottish hospital where he composed it for the nurse who had looked after him in 1940.
Visitors to rural stretches of the River Odra will be able to absorb the sounds of nature this summer thanks to shell-like ‘sound-benches’ that will enhance all of mother nature’s chirping, tweeting, croaking and singing.
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.
Hanoi-born music therapist Dao Minh Thuy is running for a seat on the capital’s council.