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Warsaw hosts the Pearls of the Chopin Period Piano Competition 5th - 15th October 2023

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  The last  Pleyel  (No.  14810) piano played by Fryderyk Chopin  Fryderyk Chopin Museum, Warsaw  A Different Virtuosity Pearls of the Period Piano in Warsaw The mystery of instrumental sound and performance before recording has become an irresistible lure in classical music. Even before 1800 musicians were becoming increasingly interested in the nature of 'ancient music' if not so much in the manner in which it was performed. Baron Gottfried van Swieten contributed to Mozart's love of Handel and Bach in Vienna.  Interest increased over the intervening years with the evolution of the humanist scholarly discipline of 'musicology'. Through the exciting explorations during the 1970s up to the present day, the so-called 'Early Music' movement and its now mainstream credibility has expanded exponentially in scope. This movement has become firmly established in Europe on the period piano,   notably in Warsaw. Inevitably musicological interest and concern w

Australian Chopin Festival 28th September - 2nd October 2023 - Friends of Chopin Australia

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Friends of Chopin Australia  Australian Chopin Festival 2023  September 28th - October 2nd Official Site: https://www.friendsofchopin.org.au/australianchopinfestival2023   Ewa Pobłocka     Australian Chopin Festival '23 Gala Opening Concert Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra 28th September 2023 7pm-9pm   $100pp   Hear Chopin as you’ve never heard him played before, by one of the world’s great Chopinists,  Ewa Pobłocka , in the salon of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, a true cultural experience – Chopin from the heart of Poland. 28