Josie Dixon had little idea that her great-great-great-great grandfather Felix Yaniewicz was one of the 19th century’s most notable composers until a chance conversation about a Stradivarius violin led her on a path of discovery.
VIDEO: Pianist/producer Wojtek Szczepanik used 100 percent renewable energy when recording his piano section to offset the 78kg of CO2 in electricity and the 147kg of CO2 used in the complete production.
Organized by the Warsaw-based Desa Unicum, the items which go on public display tomorrow (September 11th) were provided by Szpilman’s sons and even include the Omega pocket watch and Mont Blanc fountain pen he kept with him during the war.
The painting was held in the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw before the outbreak of the war. It will now be kept in strict quarantine for a week before undergoing conservation and taking its place in the gallery among other paintings by Malczewski.
The preliminary round of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition was postponed from April to September 2020 due to the coronavirus threat, the institute has announced in a statement.
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.
On the 169th anniversary of Chopin’s death, TFN’s Jacek Borowski takes a look at the artist’s music through the interpretation of jazz and exclusive interviews with some of the key players behind the Chopin-jazz revolution.