Chopin museum reopens in Warsaw

Chopin museum in Warsaw has reopened and is ready to welcome visitors after undergoing a makeover.

The newly designed exhibition features an impressive collection of priceless artifacts, which include Chopin’s final piano, a 19th-century Pleyel dating back to 1848, as well as an extensive collection of authentic manuscripts.

The museum promises to offer its visitors a fresh and one of a kind insight into Chopin’s life and legacy.

Frederic Chopin’s last piano by: Czarek Sokolowski

The museum has opened its doors on Saturday.

“The main reason of this refurbishing was to create a good atmosphere, good air conditions for the originals, for the original objects. Because they are very sensitive and we’ve got to be very careful when we show them to the audience,” said the Director of the National Frédéric Chopin Institute, Artur Szklener.

“And at the same time we wanted to change some ideas of the exhibition itself showing more of the originals,” he added

Chopin was born in 1810 in Żelazowa Wola, Poland, a small village near Warsaw, and he started his musical education at a very young age.

Original letter by Frederic Chopin to a friend by: Czarek Sokolowski

He traveled to Vienna at the age of 19 to make his legacy and name there. He then went to Paris, which became his home for the rest of his life.

His music was a mixture of polish folk melodies and classical reforms, and was quickly loved and embraced by French aristocracy.

Chopin has composed over 200 piece for the piano, which include preludes, nocturnes, and waltzes.
He died at the age of 39 in 1849 of pericarditis due to complications of chronic tuberculosis.

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