Frederic Chopin föddes i den lilla byn Zelazowa Wola utanför Warszawa 1810. Det här året firar vi 200-årsjubileum av hans födelse. Chopin Polen The Course mer snart… Chopin nocturne….

Chopin var en av de största piano kompositör någonsin. Hans verk var oerhört influerad av Polens historia, kultur och folkmusik. År 2010 firar vi hans liv och verk under Chopinåret. Koncert, evenemang och festivaler gör det värt att boka en resa till Polen redan nu. Chopin Polska The Course mer snart…

“A Varsovian by birth, a Pole at heart, a citizen of the world by virtue of his talent.”
This is what Cyprian Kamil Norwid, a romantic visionary poet, said about Chopin.

Chopin Polska The course program

2010 är ett jubileumsår för den polska berömda kompositören – Frédéric Chopin. Som ett led i firandet av Chopinsåret arrangerar Polska Statens Turistbyrå ett spektakulärt projekt – en båttur med den vackra polska segelfartyget Chopin som kommer att förtöja bl.a. i Stockholm, vid Skeppsbron, kaj 107. Upplev klassisk musik på ett otraditionellt sätt och möt Polen. Fri entré!

torsdag 24 jun 2010 kl. 12:00 – 23:00

fredag 25 jun 2010 kl. 09:00 – 20:00

Chopin // Polska / The Course
Young, talented, creative and joyful Polish people on board of the sailing ship… are going for the course of Europe. Their target is to present Poland – it’s all complexity – in a form of a specially prepared course.
The course will be illustrated with Chopin’s music – the most prominent Polish composer. His life and works embody all the Polish virtues and express the best specific character of our mysterious country and its citizens. So Europe, let us invite you. Course: Chopin!
The sailing boat S/V Fryderyk Chopin (website) will start her journey on 12th of June 2010 in Szczecin during the Sea Days. In Scandinavia we will host her in following harbors:
Ystad : arrival on 15 June 2010 at 09:00 o’clock, departure on 16 June 2010 at 22:00
Malmo: arrival on 17 June 2010 at 09:00 o’clock, departure at 22:00 o’clock
Copenhagen: arrival on 18 June 2010 at 09:00 o’clock, departure on 19 June 2010 at 14:00 o’clock
Stockholm: arrival on 23 June 2010 at 22:00 o’clock, departure 26 June 2010 at 09:00 o’clock
Karlskrona: arrival on 28 June 2010 at 15:00 o’clock, departure 29 June 2010 at 22:00 o’clock
Aarhus: arrival on 07 July 2010 at 09:00 o’clock, departure on 08 July 2010 at 09:00 o’clock
Everywhere – with exception of Malmö, where due to the ship location, only the boat sightseeing is planned – you can expect a variation of many Chopin – related events, including workshops on Poland of the past and today, composer’s music played all around, dynamic shows and dances as well as meetings with interesting people. Detailed itineraries of events in each port will follow, but you’d better plan your free time with us today!

Europe was Chopin’s world. Although in moments of anguish he seriously considered the possibility of emigrating to America, he remained in Paris for the rest of his life. Chopin’s art had its origins in Polish musical traditions but its roots went deeper, to the works of Europe’s greatest masters of past eras. He admired the genius of Bach and Mozart and thought highly of the monumental works of Beethoven and Handel. In his teens Chopin developed a fascination for the virtuoso style called brillant, which reigned supreme in European piano playing at that time. The performances in Warsaw of the phenomenal Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini enraptured Chopin and inspired him to write his first etude cycle, which is a musical masterpiece. Also Chopin’s famous legato, a singing style of playing, had its roots in the Italian opera style of bel canto.

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