Fryderyk Chopin Birthday Concerts, which have been organised since 2001 in cooperation with the National Philharmonic, combine the masterly interpretations of music and the pursuit of historical accuracy of the presented text and the quality of sound.
The cycle celebrates Chopin’s birthday on 1 March, the date celebrated by the composer himself, his family and friends (even though Fryderyk’s baptism certificate has 22 February as the date of his birth). The most brilliant performers present his music playing on the instrument from the period, following the notes of the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin. This allows for recreation of the content and sound of his music, so that it becomes comparable to the one from 200 years ago.
Saturday, 1st of March 2014, noon
Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin in Żelazowa Wola
Piano recital to be broadcaseted live on Polish Radio Channel II
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849):
- Preludes, Op. 28 (Nos. 1–15)
- Tarantelle in A flat major, Op. 43
- Ballade in A major, Op. 47
- Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2
- Nocturne in B major, Op. 62 No. 1
- Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
Saturday, 1st of March 2014, 6 PM
Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall
Fryderyk Chopin Birthday Concert
- Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1
- Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 „Appassionata”
Fryderyk Chopin: Andante spianato et Grand Polonaise Brillant in E flat major, Op. 22
Tickets available in the Warsaw Philharmonic box office.
Prices: 80, 70, 50, 40, 25 PLN
Organization: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
Co-organization: Filharmonia Narodowa