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Mazovia

Mazovia

Fryderyk Chopin’s Mazovia

 

‘It’s now morning, 8 o’clock […] the air is fresh, the sunshine lovely, the little birds are chirping, the stream is dry, or it would be murmuring, but there is a pond and the frogs sing prettily’ [Kobylańska, Korespondencja…, p. 44].

 

Fryderyk Chopin spent his childhood and youth in Mazovia. Although for the first twenty years of his life, excluding the first few months, he lived in Warsaw, during various holidays throughout the year, especially in the summer, he travelled into the countryside, for example with his family to Żelazowa Wola or to visit friends in Sanniki and Kowalewo.

 

photo Ewa Sławińska-Dahlig