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Pupils of the ‘1863 Insurgents’ Primary School No. 30 with Integration Units on the Fryderyk Chopin Museum:

On Thursday 14 March 2013, we went with our class tutor to the Chopin Museum for a museum lesson entitled ‘Freddie in Warsaw’…

Patrycja: we went up to the interactive keyboards to listen to any work by Chopin that we wanted… we entered a room that smelt of violets… we went to a room where you could hear birds singing… then we  entered a room where they show how Chopin died… there was a cast of his head and his hair on display…

Jagoda: we went to the basement, where there was an authentic souvenir of the musician: his piano… we managed to see Chopin’s old pencil, with which he wrote his works… we visited a room that smelt of violets, because those were the dead man’s favourite flowers… in the ‘death’ room, the walls were black, gloomy and dark… that room was surprisingly small, the atmosphere was even depressing… we could see Fryderyk Chopin’s death-mask – his face expressed pain, suffering and sadness… we also saw a cast of his hand – it looked real, everything was carefully cast…

Judyta: we went to a room where birds were singing. That was the countryside where Chopin loved to stay… apart from that, I found out during our visit that it wasn’t just Chopin’s heart that was embalmed, but his hair as well…

Weronika: we saw Chopin’s gold watch, which stopped when he died, at exactly 2 o’clock in the night… Chopin was born in 1810 and died in 1849, although he said himself that he was born in 1809 on 1 March or 22 February… in another room, there were the names of the most important women in Chopin’s life, including George Sand, whom he cared about – he harboured great feelings for her…

Weronika: I found out that Chopin had sort of an artistic calling…

We invite everyone to share their observations, impressions and memories from their visit!