Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw - Warsaw
Every Thursday, in the concert hall of the museum, you can listen to piano recitals by young pianists recommended by the eminent professors of Polish music schools.
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Located in the romantic Ostrogski Palace just off Nowy Swiat, the Fryderyk Chopin Museum is a modern masterpiece with the air of a bygone era. To mark the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth in 2010, the museum was completely remodelled, with the introduction of multimedia displays that bring Chopin's world vividly to life. Since it was founded in the 1930s, the Fryderyk Chopin Museum has held the largest collection of Chopin memorabilia in the world. Today, it has become one of the most innovative museum spaces, artfully re-creating the life and work of the composer in a way that is both intriguing and personal. With the aim to reach a full spectrum of visitors, from Chopin aficionados and music experts to music novices, small children and even those masses of holidaymakers who are normally bored out of their minds by anything termed 'culture'.
The museum's new exhibition provides individualised routes and commentary for different visitors with different purposes, taking you step by step through the stages of Chopin's life and allowing you to explore and experience it all through sight, sound, smell and physical space. Each floor of the museum brings a new perspective to the composer's world. You can travel through early 19th-century Warsaw, walk the streets and hear the sounds of Chopin's Paris, each exhibit enhanced by sounds and smells that make it vividly real. The different rooms explore Chopin's life in both countries, his works his inspiration, the women in his life, and his early and tragic death.
Among the collection you'll find original manuscripts of Chopin's music, printed works, personal correspondence to his family and friends, personal items, his piano, sculptures, photographs relating to his life, early recordings of his works, biographical texts and critical commentaries on his compositions and much more. The museum also hosts piano recitals and competitions.
The Fryderyk Chopin Museum has two other main branches. One is the Chopin family drawing room, located in an apartment in the Czapski Palace on Krakowskie Przedmiescie which the Chopin family lived in from 1827 until 1836. The first public performance of Chopin's works took place here. You can see furniture from the period, arranged as the family would have had it, and an authentic piano. The museum's other main branch is Chopin's birthplace at Zelazowa Wola.
Monday - closed for the visitors
Tuesday - Sunday: 11.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m