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9th CHOPIN AND HIS EUROPE FESTIVAL (Chopin i jego Europa) from Chopin to Lutosławski 15th August - 1st September 2013

After the Duszniki Zdroj International Chopin Festival (see below) it is always straight into the  Chopin i jego Europa   (Chopin and His Europe) Festival in Warsaw. The programme this year looks to be as fascinating and imaginative as ever. Masterpieces of the romantic music interpreted on period instruments Music of the 19th century and the contemporary music Polish Music: Chopin, Nowakowski, Janiewicz, Moniuszko, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Górecki, Lutosławski… Great composers of the 20th century Legendary interpretations, interesting debuts Highlights this year include performances  by Barry Douglas (piano) – winner of the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow (1986) Russian National Orchestra  Krzysztof Penderecki (conductor)  and Mikhail Pletnev (conductor) Nikolai Demidenko (period piano) The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)  Nelson Freire (piano) The truly great artist Nikolai L