Most of Chopin's Polonaises are for solo piano and just seven out of sixteen of them were given an opus number and were considered worth publishing. The remaining nine never came out. Read more »about: Polonaises - Fryderyk Chopin
The genre's top achievement, each of Fryderyk Chopin's scherzos has three movements, the lyrical middle one contrasting with the spontaneous first and last ones. True to the etymology of the word scherzo, they are lively, high-spirited, bouncy and folksy. Read more »about: Scherzos - Fryderyk Chopin
Fryderyk Chopin's three sonatas for solo piano were written at different stages of his artistic development. While the "Sonata in C minor" is the earliest of the three and is sometimes called Chopin's "sin of youth", the later two belong to the core works of his synthetic period and are representative of Chopin's outstanding composing technique. Read more »about: Sonatas - Fryderyk Chopin
The art of sampling draws on the ability to manipulate and combine small snippets from other songs to create a completely new product. In rap, it’s often hard to figure out where a sample comes from. Thankfully, Culture.pl is here to help: we’ve compiled a mixtape of famous American rap tracks with samples from incredibly influential Polish musicians. Vibe away! Read more »about: Polish Music in American Hip-Hop: 9 Unexpected Samples
Stuck for Xmas present ideas? How about a beautiful book on Polish cuisine, a board game set in an alternative 1920s, or a photo album showcasing a star of the Polish Poster School? These items and more are among Culture.pl’s pick of potential Christmas gifts that’ll bring a bit of this year’s Polish culture to your loved ones, even the non-Poles. Read more »about: 9 Great Polish Gifts for Christmas 2016
Master classes, lectures, concerts and the world premiere of a new piece of music. The 2nd Polish Music Festival in Campinas will be full of exciting events. During their South American tour, the Cracow Duo will take part in the festival and play at universities across South America. Read more »about: Cracow Duo in South America
The first-ever noninstrumental adaptation of Chopin’s concertos premieres as a theatre project of young director Michał Zadara. Barbara Wysocka recites the original score transcribed into a literary text by Adam Wiedemenn, accompanied by the Sinfonietta Cracovia conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk Read more »about: Zadara Stages Chopin Without a Piano
This year's edition of Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival features such illustrious performers as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Dina Yoffe, Ingrid Filter, Plamena Mangova, Janina Fiałkowska, Alexander Lonquich, Denis Matsuev, Dmitri Alexeev, Alexei Lubimov, Nelson Goerner, Janusz Olejniczak and Chopin Competition finalists... Read more »about: Seventh International Music Festival "Chopin and his Europe"