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Fryderyk Chopin Museum

Curator's Choice

Maciej Janicki

ISBN: 978 1 78551 126 4
Size: 190 x 165 mm
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Images: 40

UK £9.95 / US $14.95

DESCRIPTION

The Fryderyk Chopin Museum holds the world’s largest Chopin collection, featuring the composer’s last piano, many of his musical manuscripts, and letters, portraits and other objects that together provide unique insight into his life, music and creative process. The history of the Chopin Museum dates back to 1934, and today it functions under the aegis of the Chopin Institute, set up by parliament in 2001 to safeguard and disseminate the Chopin heritage. The Institute organises concerts and piano competitions, including the International Chopin Competition, and pursues scholarly, educational, publishing and phonographic work. The selection of objects presented in this book is complemented by recordings of Chopin’s music, some made on period instruments. Although the objects relate to the composer’s biography in a fragmentary way, the selection is designed to enable readers to gain a fuller picture of his music and his character.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maciej Janicki has been the curator of the Fryderyk Chopin Museum since 2012, and associated with the Fryderyk Chopin Institute since 2007. He has prepared exhibitions devoted to Chopin in historical and contemporary contexts. He studied Musicology and Art History at the University of Warsaw. 

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