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    Celebrating the 19th International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe”

    The 19th edition of the renowned International Music Festival “Chopin and His Europe” is set to enchant music enthusiasts from August 18 to September 1 in Warsaw. Under the theme “Chopin’s Legacy and Beyond,” this festival not only pays homage to the great Polish composer but also explores the influences that shaped him and the broader context of his work.

    Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Piotr Gliński, highlighted the festival’s mission of showcasing not only Chopin’s legacy but also lesser-known Polish composers and the captivating settings that inspired him. The festival, a harmonious blend of historical and contemporary performances, promises a feast for music aficionados worldwide.

    Supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (MKiDN), the festival receives significant backing, totaling 6 million PLN this year, with 5 million PLN from MKiDN. The festival’s artistic program reflects its collaboration with the “Heritage of Polish Music” project, highlighting compositions by Stanisław Moniuszko.

    The festival’s comprehensive program features performances by notable artists including Ivo Pogorelich, Piotr Anderszewski, and more. The event seamlessly integrates historical and modern interpretations, showcasing works by Chopin’s contemporaries like Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński and Józef Nowakowski. The festival culminates with the National Philharmonic under the baton of Andrzej Boreyko performing Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto in D minor and Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.

    This festival, organized by the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute, celebrates Chopin’s legacy while exploring the wider musical world he influenced. It’s a harmonious blend of historical authenticity and contemporary artistry, promising a rich musical experience for all.

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