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XVIII International Chopin Competition Warsaw, October 2-23, 2021 at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw.

XVIII International Chopin Competition, Warsaw   Events Schedule *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   Calendar for Finals *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * Some important cultural context for you concerning the E minor Piano Concerto Op.11 before reading the reviews The Young Chopin in 1829  Ambro┼╝y Mieroszewski  (1802–1884)   Warsaw Panorama from Praga 1770  - Bernado Bellotto Allegro maestoso Romanze. Larghetto Rondo. Vivace Chopin wasted no time in composing his next concerto in 1830 after that in F minor. At this time Warsaw was an extraordinary melange of cultures. Magnificent magnate palaces shared muddy unpaved streets with dilapidated townhouses, szlachta farms, filthy hovels and teeming markets. By 1812 the Napoleonic campaigns had financially crippled the Duchy of Warsaw. The French Ambassador commented ‘Nothing could exceed the misery of all classes . . . I even saw princesses quit Wa