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16th.Chopin and His Europe Festival (Chopin i jego Europa) 15-31 August 2020, Warsaw, Poland

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'Chopin and His Europe’
Festival 
Warsaw, Poland 
15-31 August 2020 Chopin and his Europe Festival Website https://festiwal.nifc.pl/enProgramme and Programme Noteshttps://festiwal.nifc.pl/en/2020/kalendariumWe regret to announce that due to the progress of the pandemic in North America, pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Charles Richard-Hamelin have been obliged to withdraw from the 16th Chopin and His Europe Festival. As the festival programme (link above) now has full and informative online background historical notes on the genesis of works to be performed by eminent musicologists, this aspect of my reviewing is no longer necessary. I shall restrict myself mainly to personal assessment of performancesProfile of the Reviewer Michael Moranhttps://en.gravatar.com/mjcmoran#pic-0 The pandemic and seat distancing in the audience, all wearing masks of various hues and patterns, has created a rather melancholic although occasionally lighthearted vista of deprivation in the Filharmonia. Scarcely an…