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Frederick Chopin Society

Frederick Chopin Society

The Frederick Chopin Society has existed since 1934 and it used to be called Frederick Chopin Institute until 1950. It carries out various activities, whose aim is to widen and deepen the knowledge about Frederick Chopin and popularize his output in Poland and abroad.

The main basis for the Society’s activities lies in preservation of the Frederick Chopin heritage. The focal point for all the collections gathered and kept in the Museum, in the Library, in the Photo Archives and in the Sound Library is Chopin and his epoch. The collections provide scientific research basis for musicologists and Chopin scholars from all over the world. No less important is the current supplementing of the collections achieved through donations as well as through exchange and purchases made abroad, at auctions organized by antiquarian firms.

The Frederick Chopin Society also participated in editorial undertakings, to mention, among others, the Frederick Chopin’s Complete Works, edited jointly by Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Józef Turczyński and Ludwik Bronarski and brought out in the years 1949-1961, and - since 1959 - the issuing of the National Edition of Frederick Chopin’s Works as edited by Jan Ekier.

Moreover, the Frederic Chopin Society is carrying out publishing activities and is the organizer of Chopin festivities and celebrations in cooperation with the Chopin Circles and Chopin Centres both at home and abroad.

President: Kazimierz Gierżod.


Manuscripts kept in the library:

Mazurka F minor [op. 68 nr 4]; Sketch

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