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The last days of the exhibition Chopin in love

The last days of the exhibition Chopin in love


The Polish Institute in Bucharest, the National Museum of Ethnography in Warsaw and the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant invite you to take advantage of the last days of the exhibition "CHOPIN in love", exhibition that had the opening on March 1 and which ends April 1.

The entry is free.

The exhibition presents the links between traditional music and his music Fryderyk Chopin and contains works by artists from different parts of the world - traditions that seem to have inspired the Polish composer.
Among the objects presented in the exhibition are the tools used at the time, in the rural area of ​​the region of Mazovia. Some of them, such as drum, bass and chimpanzee are still used in Polish folk music. Others, such as the suka from Bilgoraj and Mielec or the violin from Plock have not survived until today, but have been reconstructed according to iconographic sources or based on archaeological discoveries, being present at the exhibition.
An important part of the exhibition is dedicated to phonograms depicting the musical portrait of the artists from Mazovia, who have learned to sing by listening to their masters, interpreting the repertoire years in a row. The archival recordings, which are presented in the exhibition, come from the Art Institute of the Polish Academy of Science.
The collection and collection of sound materials of traditional Polish music began as early as the interwar period, with most of the recordings being destroyed during World War II. Due to the efforts of Jadwiga and Marian Sobieski, the archives have been rebuilt. Between 1950 and 1954, during an action on the collection of musical folklore (Akcja Zbierania Folkloru Muzycznego), 46,000 phonograms were recorded, many of which are still used today by recording companies for the production of new records.
Thanks to the recording of musicians born in the second part of the 19th century and in the first part of the 20th century, we have the opportunity to explore the sound of Fryderyk Chopin's era. Chopin was not influenced only by the music of Masovian or Polish in general. That is why more exotic instruments such as santor, kemancze and saranga can be seen in the exhibition.
Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Adam Czyzewski
Set design: Maria Pomianowska
Scientific consultant: Dr. Ewa Dahlig-Turek
Organizers: Polish Institute in Bucharest, National Museum of Ethnography in Warsaw, National Museum of the Romanian peasant

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