A concert on the occasion of the 199th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin will be organized by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute on Sunday, 1st March 2009 in the Concert Hall of Warsaw Philharmonic. On the same day, Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak will give a Chopin recital on a historical piano at Chopin's Manor House in Żelazowa Wola.

Fryderyk Chopin Birthday Concerts, which have been organised since 2002 in cooperation with the Warsaw Philharmonic, combine the masterly interpretations of music with the pursuit of historical accuracy of the presented text and the quality of sound.

The cycle commemorates Chopin's birthday on 1 March, the date celebrated by the composer himself, and also his family and friends, even though Fryderyk's baptism certificate has 22 February as his date of birth.
Janusz Olejniczak
The performers present his music playing on the instrument from the period, following the notes of the National Edition of the Works of Fryderyk Chopin. This allows for recreation of the content and sound of his music, so that it becomes comparable to the one from 200 years ago.

Sunday, 1 March 2009, 11:00 a.m., Chopin's Manor House in Żelazowa Wola
    Janusz Olejniczak - piano

    Fryderyk Chopin:
    • Scherzo in B-flat minor, Op. 31
    • Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53
    • Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 nr 4
    • Mazurka in G minor, Op. 24 nr 1
    • Mazurka in C major, Op. 24 nr 2
    • Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30 nr 4
    • Mazurka in A minor, Op. 68 nr 2
    • Mazurka in E minor, Op. 41 nr 1
    • Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64 nr 2
    • Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 69 nr 1
    • Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth.
Sunday, 1st March 2009, 6 p.m., Concert Hall of Warsaw Philharmonic
    Jakub Jakowicz - violin
    Andrzej Bauer - cello
    Jan Krzysztof Broja - piano

    Fryderyk Chopin:
    • Introduction and Polonaise in C major for piano and cello, Op. 3
    • Trio in G minor, Op. 8
    • Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25 nr 7
    • Sonata in G minor, Op. 65

Places of concerts:
Warsaw Philharmonic
ul. Jasna 5, 00-950 Warszawa
tel. (+48 22) 551 71 11
Fryderyk Chopin's Childhood House
Dom Urodzenia Fryderyka Chopina w Żelazowej Woli
Żelazowa Wola, 96-503 Sochaczew
tel. (+48 46) 863 33 00