Internationally acclaimed composer whose work was brought to a wider audience through film and television passed away in Kraków on Sunday at the age of 86.
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.
As lead singer and song writer of Budka Suflera Romuald Lipko left his mark on the country’s culture.
English composer John Powell will be the main guest at the 13th Music Film Festival (FMF) in Kraków, southern Poland, this year. He will appear during a concert at the ICE Krakow Congress Centre on May 31.
The Różycki concerto got its first airing after years of painstaking work reconstructing the piece from unpublished scores.
In part 2 of our special series on Chopin’s youth, discover how tragedy both personal and political shaped Poland’s greatest ever composer.
This week, Dan delves into a fusion of jazz and classical as one of Poland’s best jazz pianists Włodek Pawlik tackles the ‘daddy of Polish opera’,Stanisław Moniuszko
After having his passport confiscated by the communist authorities Korzyński began composing for directors in the GDR.