Chopin and His Europe festival opens in Warsaw
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The annual Chopin and His Europe music festival celebrating the great Polish Romantic composer starts in Warsaw on Thursday.
Fryderyk Chopin. Photo courtesy of the Polish Institute in Paris.
This year’s festival is being held under the motto "Independent: From Chopin to Paderewski" and is part of observances of this year’s centenary of Polish independence.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was an internationally renowned pianist and composer as well as a prominent statesman who helped Poland regain independence in 1918 after 123 years of foreign rule.
The festival, which runs until August 31, aims to showcase a panorama of Polish music from the 19th century onward with nearly 50 concerts featuring dozens of performers in various music genres.
Festival highlights include world premieres of pieces commissioned from contemporary Polish composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Agata Zubel, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Launched in 2005, the Chopin and His Europe Festival is now in its 14th year.
Polish Radio will provide extensive coverage of the festival, with a total of 14 broadcasts planned for listeners.
A detailed programme of the festival is available at: https://www.polskieradio.pl/8/1874/Artykul/2173801,Chopin-i-jego-Europa-2018-na-antenie-Dwojki
Radio Chopin, a Polish Radio digital station targeting classical music lovers, went on air in November.
Source: Polish Radio/IAR