18th October 2015
On 17th October 1849 Frederic Chopin was one of the greatest composer in the world died. His heart rested in Warsaw.
When Chopin died in 1849 his body was buried in Paris but his heart was taken to Warsaw, as requested by the composer on his deathbed. The heart was sealed in what is believed to have been a jar of cognac and smuggled into the Polish city before being interred in a pillar at the Holy Cross Church.
Nowadays in Warsaw there is 18th International Competition of Chopin. It is the oldest contest in the world and the most talented pianists from the world take part in it