Warsaw, Radziwi³³ Palace

Warsaw, Radziwi³³ Palace [in Gabinet czytania…], lithograph by Friedrich Christoph Dietrich., first half of 19th c. Collection: Biblioteka Narodowa, Warsaw [Dzia³ Ikonografii, WAF. 663, G. 34025].

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Radziwi³³ Palace (also known as the Governor’s Palace), situated on ul. Krakowskie Przedmie¶cie, is believed to have been the venue for Fryderyk Chopin’s first public performance. The debut of the eight-year-old pianist took place on 24 February 1818. The concert was organised under the initiative of Countess Zofia Zamoyska, in aid of the Warsaw Charitable Society.