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Born in the small village of Zelazowa Wola, with a French father and a Polish mother, Frédéric Chopin showed a talent for music while still very young. From 1826 to 1829, he took lessons at the capital's Central School of Music. In 1830, he left to settle in Paris. After difficult beginnings, his encounters with Heine, Liszt and Berlioz allowed him to join Parisian high society. He then became a much sought-after teacher as well as a talented composer. His fame reached a peak in 1837, when he started a love affaire with George Sand. From then on, Chopin was to know one of his most fertile periods: waltzes, mazurkas, nocturnes, polonaises and other impromptus indeed showed off the incredible diversity of this talented composer. Struck down by tuberculosis, Chopin died in Paris on17 October 1849 in his home on place Vendôme. He lies today in the Père Lachaise cemetery. Warsaw obviously has a number of sites dedicated to him. In addition to the manor house where he was born in Zelazowa Wola, the artiste is also commemorated inside the Ostrogski Palace, seat of the Chopin Society. Here, a permanent exhibition is devoted to the composer's life and works, and recitals and concerts of chamber music are organised. Inside the Lazienki park, an Art Nouveau statue dating from 1909 depicts Chopin at his most creative phase; concerts are organised here during the summer. Finally, music lovers can make an emotional visit to the baroque style church of the Holy Cross, which has an urn containing Chopin's heart transferred here from Paris in1850, in compliance with his last wishes.

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  • Address : Ul. Okólnik 1 PL - 00-355 Warszawa00-355Warszawa
  • Phone : 22 826 59 35
  • E-mail : muzeum@nifc.pl
  • Website :
  • Prices : 22 pln

Opening hours :

  • noon-8pm - closed Mon

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