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title: Fryderyk Chopin. The Origins
author: Piotr Mysłakowski , Andrzej Sikorski
red.: Krzysztof Porosło / Danuta Ambrożewicz
publisher: Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
ISBN: 978-83-61142-32-4
year of publication: 2010
languages: polski
series: books
format: 154 x 227
cover: paperback
pp: 351
weight: 0.72 kg

The book by Piotr Mysłakowski i Andrzej Sikorski refers mainly to the origin and life of Chopin's parents and their distant and immediate family, friends and acquaintances. It is the result of long-term genealogical and historical research.

The unquestionable achievement of the authors constitutes a significant knowledge expansion related to the origin of Fryderyk Chopin's parents and their family and friends, which has contributed to verification, clarification, and often belying either the myths prevailing in chopinological literature or simple fictitious information, appearing repeatedly to this day in composer's biographies, both scientific and popular.

The book is intended not only for specialists (musicologists and genealogists), but also for everyone interested in the history of culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. It contains a number of new details and facts, and also takes into account the historical and social background, both of the eighteenth century, the times of Chopin's parents and grandparents, as well as the time of Congress Kingdom growth (18151830), when young Fryderyk Chopin grew up and matured.

from the review by Professor Zofia Helman

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