The Chopin festival will focus on Chopin's works for piano with orchestra. The orchestra has specially commissioned early Romantic winds, horns and bows at a'= 440hz for this project, which heralds a unique effort to recreate most faithfully the performing resources of this period.
The opening concert is on 28/9 in Royal Castle in Warsaw, with leading soloist V.Sofronitsky playing the Chopin's variations for fortepiano and orchestra on'La Ci Darem da Mano' from Mozart's Don Giovanni, the piece which inspired Schumann to proclaim the famous "Hats off, gentlemen, a genius!" the festivities will be continued with concerts featuring pianists Janusz Olejniczak and Natalia Pasiecznik
These performances will be recorded live
- - Interview in "Ruch Muzyczny" March 7, 2010 with directors of the Warsaw Chamber Opera - Stefan Sutkowski, Edward Pałłasz and Krzysztof Kur
- - Interview in "Ruch Muzyczny" March 7, 2010 with fortepiano maker Paul McNulty and pianist Viviana Sofronitsky