Jan 23, 2015

Chopin & Poland


Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quality of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.   Frederic Chopin

C H O P I N'S   W O R K S:  (A MUSIC GENIUS)

Ballads, Chamber Works, Etudes, Impromtus, Mazurkas, Minor Works, Nocturnes, Piano Concertos, Polonaises, Preludes, Rondos, Scherzos, Sonatas, Variations, Waltzes

Zelazowa Wola, a small village located in east-central Poland is where one of the world's most famous composers and pianists was born long ago on March 1, 1810. His name?

FREDERIC CHOPIN   

The home that Chopin was born in is visited by many people who want to view the "dworek" a little manor house. The house is surrounded by a natural park at the banks of the Utrata River.

A monument of Frederic Chopin designed by artist Josef Goslawski in 1955 was unveiled on July 13, 1969 and is adjacent to the birth house. It's astounding that for such a short life (Chopin died at the age of 39) he was able to compose so many works that have and will be enjoyed for centuries.

Not far from Zelazowa Wola is the Hotel Chopin, a full service hotel and spa with a very reputable restaurant. It's a good place to dine before heading back to Warsaw.

HOTEL CHOPIN
hotelchopin.pl/

Zelazowa Wola is less than an hour to Warsaw. A visit to Poland just wouldn't be complete without a short or long stay in Warsaw. This vibrant city is Poland's largest city and is also the capital of Poland.
Warsaw is often regarded as one of the most livable cities in all of Europe. Chopin grew up in Warsaw. Some of the top attractions in Warsaw are the Fryderyk Chopin Museum, Clock Tower, Lazienki Park, Old Market Square, and Krakowskie Przedmieskie. Chopin's music continues to be performed by talented musicians throughout Warsaw.

FAMOUS COMPOSITIONS BY CHOPIN:

Ballade No 3 in A-Flat Major Op 47
Nocturne in E Flat Major Op 9
Prelude No 4 Op 28
Waltz in D-flat major, Op 64                 

POLAND has a lot to offer…there's more to share in my next post!
                                       

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