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Mieczysław Tomaszewski - Chopin. The Man, his Work and its Resonance

  ‘ Chopin. The Man, his Work and its Resonance’  is the revised and updated English-language version of Mieczysław Tomaszewski’s multi-award-winning book  ‘Chopin. Człowiek, dzieło, rezonans’  (Poznań, 1998), constituting the sum of the professor’s knowledge and reflections on Chopin-related themes. Having entered the canon of the Chopin studies literature in Poland, gradually, thanks to successive translations, Chopin also won over readers outside Poland and became fundamental and obligatory reading for all admirers of the brilliant composer. With time, its stature and multi-aspectual nature were recognized with the ennobling nickname (applied almost tenderly by those who know the professor personally) ‘the bible’. P ublisher:   Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina 2015 924 pages [Translated and edited by John Comber] Professor Mieczysław Tomaszewski is renowned in Poland among musical academic cognoscenti but as he wrote only in Polish his name is not well known (or perhaps even

19TH CHOPIN AND HIS EUROPE FESTIVAL Warsaw, Poland 18 August - 1 September 2023

19TH CHOPIN AND HIS EUROPE FESTIVAL Warsaw 18 August - 1 September 2023   NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME!   The  19th International CHOPIN AND HIS EUROPE FESTIVAL  will take place in Warsaw from 18 August to 1 September this year. As usual, the programme includes Chopin’s work in the context of the epoch and its multidimensional impact on the European composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, which can be traced down in a number of masterpieces by leading artists.  The virtuosos of piano, outstanding chamber music, symphony concerts and the opera in the concert version ‘not for the first time’. The survey is of Polish music from Classicism to the contemporary times, original versions and arrangements. Brilliant historical as well as contemporary performances by excellent but also controversial artists:  Ivo Pogorelic, Kevin Chen, Bruce Liu, Dang Thai Son, Vadym Kholodenko, Kate Liu, Alena Baeva … and many more. The full programme of the festival is available at: