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

'Chopin and  His Europe’ Festival  Warsaw, Poland  15-31 August 2020 Chopin and his Europe Festival Website   Programme and Programme Notes We 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 performances Profile of the Reviewer Michael Moran     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 depriva