Heritage of Frederic Chopin
The aim of the project 'Heritage of Frederic Chopin – Integrating the Cultures of Visegrad Countries' is to raise the awareness of Frederic Chopin’s heritage among the audiences of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia thanks to artistic and institutional partnerships involving the Visegrad countries. The initiative will create a shared cultural space inspired by the Chopin’s oeuvre which has been and continues to be an important part of Europe’s cultural heritage.
The composer drew many elements from the Polish music tradition, but also from the Hungarian heritage – as he formed a creative partnership with Ferenc Liszt. During his Paris years, Frederic Chopin made the Polish idiom truly European. His oeuvre left a strong mark not only on the work of individual composers, coming from different countries and active in different times, but also on the entire European culture.