Sunday, 18 October 2015

The heart of great composer Chopin...

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. 



Chopin's heart is here.


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

8 comments:

  1. I like the last picture. Very grand looking!

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    1. Nancy the church is magnificent inside

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  2. I have a friend who likes to play Chopin.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Chopin is very popular around the world

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  3. We visited the park in Warsaw and saw all the incredibly beautiful roses. It's very interesting story of Chopin and his heart.

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    1. Yes the story is really interesting and it shows how he loves his homeland and missed it

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  4. My ancestors were Polish peasant farmers. I wonder if they ever traveled to a larger city to hear his music. Those who came to the U.S. certainly loved it but did they ever hear it before they arrived here???

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    1. It is difficult to answer for it but at that time he was not very popular

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