The Chopin Institute, organizer of "Chopin and his Europe", revealed the programme of this year’s edition of the Festival entitled From Italy to Poland: From Mozart to Bellini, which will be held in August 15-31, 2016.
The 12th edition of the Festival is the next in a series of confrontations between the music of Chopin and that of the composers closest to his heart – Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Bellini, Jírovec; it also traces the various influences on Chopin’s music, as well as that of Chopin’s music on the works of other composers; it features Chopin’s favorite musical genres – opera, art song, concerto, chamber music; finally, it showcases a phenomenon popular in the 19th century, consisting of arrangements, paraphrases and variations on the themes of the best-known works from that era. A great wealth of various performances styles – especially of music by the festival’s patron – will be heard in the interpretations of laureates of the most recent Chopin Competition, both on Steinways and Yamahas, and on Erards, Pleyels and Broadwoods.
The ticket sale will start on February 1, 2016.
Tickets available at: www.bilety.nifc.pl and the Chopin Museum’s box offices.
See: Festival’s programme