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53rd Nohant Chopin Festival - 'Chopin and the Romantic Exile' - Reviews of recitals from 17th July - 24 July 2019

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I had read books, correspondence and seen many films dealing with the highly creative romantic relationship between the great French writer and polemicist George Sand and the composer Fyrderyk Chopin at Nohant in the Berry region of France. I felt I must make the effort to attend at least once, despite the rather complex journey here from Warsaw. Sand adored her beautiful maison and the entire region in particular the charming and picturesque town of  La Châtre. For many lovers (even obsessives) of the music of Chopin of course has rather eclipsed the extraordinary position Sand occupied in the France of the day. She was an exceptionally prolific writer and was possessed of an extraordinary insight into human romantic psychology with an incisive sense of humour which the French refer to as 'wit'.



Wednesday 17 July - Akiko Ebi
The first noticeable and joyful visual matter for me was the presence of a magnificent new C. Bechstein 9' Concert Grand piano on the stage! What a rar…

15th Chopin and His Europe Festival (Festiwalu Chopin i jego Europa) Warsaw, Poland 14 August - 1 September 2019

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Official Website 
https://festiwal.nifc.pl/en/2019/opis

Programme
https://festiwal.nifc.pl/en/2019/kalendarium

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Links to past Chopin i jego Europa Festivals covered in my internet journal
14th Chopin and His Europe Festival (Chopin i jego Europa) Warsaw, Poland August 2018 http://www.michael-moran.com/2018/08/14th-chopin-and-his-europe-chopin-i.html
13th Chopin and His Europe Festival (Chopin i jego Europa) Warsaw, Poland August 2017 http://www.michael-moran.com/2017/04/chopin-i-jego-europa-2017-chopin-and.html

12th Chopin and His Europe Festival (Chopin i jego Europa) Warsaw, Poland.  August 2016 http://www.michael-moran.com/2016/08/12th-chopin-and-his-europe-festival.html
9th Chopin and his Europe Festival (Chopin i jego Europa) Warsaw, Poland  August 2013  http://www.michael-moran.com/2013/07/9th-chopin-and-his-europe-festival.html
8th Chopin and his Europe Festival (Chopin i jego Europa) Warsaw, Poland August 2012 http://www.michael-moran.com/2012/08/8th-chopin-and-his-europe-festival…

74th Duszniki Zdrój International Chopin Piano Festival, 2 - 10 August 2019

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74th Duszniki Zdrój Internationa