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18th Chopin and His Europe Festival 14-31 August 2022, Warsaw, Poland

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18th Chopin and His Europe Festival  14-31 August 2022  Warsaw, Poland This year, there will be over 30 concerts, and among them piano recitals by masters of piano, including Bruce Liu, the winner of the 2021 Chopin Competition. World-famous orchestras and chamber players will give as many as 16 concerts. We did not forget about vocal music: outstanding soloists will perform with recitals, and opera lovers will be given opportunity to listen to the concert performance of  Un giorno di regno, ossia il finto Stanislao  by Giuseppe Verdi.  Programme of the Festival   in Detail https://festiwal.nifc.pl/en/2022/kalendarium/ Most of the concerts of the Festival will be available to watch via free streams on the YouTube channel of The Fryderyk Chopin Institute. Selected concerts will be broadcast by Polish Radio Channel 2 View of Warsaw from the Terrace of the Royal Castle by Bernardo Bellotto (1722-1780) called Canaletto from the collection of the National Museum. Photo: National Museum in W

Warsaw Uprising Recollections - 78th Anniversary of the Conflagration of Warsaw 2022, 17.00 August 1st.1944

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    The conflagration of Warsaw 17.00 August 1st.1944 The abandoned.... The valiant men... This uprising must never be forgotten and will not be despite the indelible controversy surrounding it It also explains the experience that lead to the valiant devotion to the Ukrainian cause                                                                                                                                           Getty images This is also a nation of truly remarkable Polish women  Independent, powerful, determined, loyal, intelligent, courageous,  and  beautiful... And their children..... Extract from: Chapter 4 ' Warsaw the Phoenix ' from  A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland  by Michael Moran (Granta, London 2009) English version       (Version in Polish in green) Abandoned by the Allies in thrall Stalin, the effort was valiant but hopeless.  Essentially the Warsaw Rising of August 1944 was fought against the SS and the Wehrmacht by the Army in