An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin can be seen on the fence of the National Museum of History of Moldova starting with February 24. The exhibition was mounted by the Polish Institute in Bucharest and will continue until the end of March.
Contacted by IPN for details, Mariana Vasilache, vice director for relations with the public at the Museum of History, said that there 25 posters with information about the life and work of Fryderyk Chopin, stating with his birth and life and continuing with his moving to Warsaw and later to Paris. There is also presented information about the composer’s works by categories: polkas, mazurkas, waltzes. The boards contain explanatory texts and pictures illustrating scores, photos from different stages of the composer’s life, persons with whom he interacted, etc.
“The idea of the exhibitions we present on the museum’s fence, which we mount in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Bucharest, is to ensure visibility and accessibility as long as the people do not have the necessary time or wish to enter the museum, to pay a charge for visiting an exhibition. In this case, culture goes out, to the street, and becomes accessible to everyone,” stated Mariana Vasilache.
The exhibition is inaugurated at 1pm on February 24. The event involves the Ambassador of Poland in Chisinau Bartłomiej Zdaniuk, director of the Polish Institute in Bucharest Natalia Moso and director general of the Museum of History Eugen Sava.
Born on March 1, 1810 (or February 22, 1810), Fryderyk Chopin is one of the most prominent Polish composers and pianists of the Romantic era. A typical element of Chopin’s works is the profound influence of stylistic features of Polish folk music.