Being the Chapter devoted to Chopin extracted from my book A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland

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The author busking at the Steinway with the great pianist Artur Rubinstein in the main street of Lodz, Poland  2010
I thought you might  like to read my personal view of Fryderyk Chopin, my feelings concerning the challenging interpretation of his music and an account of the period he spent in Warsaw as a young man before left Poland forever. In this chapter there is also just a hint of my burgeoning romance with a beautiful Polish lady that took a very serious turn one romantic spring evening at Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of the composer not far from Warsaw.

The chapter is offered in both the English and Polish versions.

Chapter 12   Frycek and the Prism of Reminiscence extracted from A Country in the Moon: Travels in Search of the Heart of Poland by Michael Moran (Granta, London 2009)

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Kraj z Księżyca: Podróże do serca Polski  (Wydawnictwo Czarne, Warszawa 2010)

Rozdzial 12  Frycek i pryzmat wspomnień

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A sketch of the young Chopin by Eliza Radziwill 1826, probably drawn at the hunting lodge of Prince Antoni Radziwill at Antonin, Poland



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