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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin

 
 
Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin Marker
Inscription.
Najwybitniejszy Kompozytor
Polski
Fyrderyk Chopin
1810-1849
Czterokrotnie przebywał we Wrocławu
8 listopada 1830
na prośbę kapelmistrza tutejskej katedry
Josepha I. Schnabla
dał wyjątkowy koncert
w njeistniejącym dziś
Hotel de Pologne
przy
ul. Biskupiej 13

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Wrocławianie
w roku Chopinowskim
2010

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(English translation:)

The most noted Polish composer, Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), stayed in Wrocław four times. On November 8, 1830, at the request of the cathedral's music director, Joseph Schabel, he gave a special concert at the (no longer extant) Hotel de Pologne, at 13 Bishop Street.

"Wrocławianie" in the Year of Chopin, 2010

 
Erected 2010 by Wrocławianie.
 
Location. 51° 6.851′ N, 17° 2.758′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of plac Katedralny and Katedralna on plac Katedralny. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: plac Katedralny 18, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 50-329, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin Marker - Wide View
The Frederic Chopin marker is visible, mounted on the left side of the alcove.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biskup / Bishop Nanker (a few steps from this marker); Former Seat of the Vice-Custodian of the Cathedral Chapel and Guardian of Ostrów Tumski (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawna dziekania katedralna / Former Cathedral Deanery (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawne kanonie kapituły katedralnej / Canon's Houses of the Cathedral Chapter (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pope John Paul II (about 120 meters away); Edmund Bojanowski (about 120 meters away); Former canons' house of the Holy Cross Chapter (about 120 meters away); Dawna kanonia kapituły swiętokrzyskiej / Canon's House of the Holy Cross Chapter (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Life And Music Of Frederic Chopin (NPR, March 2, 2010). "Frederic Chopin was a Polish-born pianist and composer of matchless genius in the realm of keyboard music. As a pianist, his talents were beyond emulation and had an impact on other musicians entirely out of proportion to the number of concerts he gave — only 30 public performances in 30 years of concertizing. No one before or since has contributed as many significant works to the piano's repertoire, or come closer to capturing its soul." (Submitted on June 16, 2018.) 

2. Frédéric Chopin (Wikipedia).
Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin Marker - Wider View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
3. Fryderyk (Frederic) Chopin Marker - Wider View
The marker is located in an alcove on the north side of the entrance to the Cathedral.
"Frédéric François Chopin ( 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation." (Submitted on June 16, 2018.) 

3. Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor on authentic period instruments (YouTube, 33 min.). (Submitted on June 16, 2018.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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