The great Polish composer, pianist and the most famous son of Warsaw, Fryderyk Chopin died on 17 October 1849.

■ “A Varsovian by birth, a Pole in his heart, a citizen of the world by virtue of his talent” is how the Polish poet Cyprian Kamil Norwid described Fryderyk Chopin. The brilliant composer lived in Warsaw for over half of his life and his memory lives on in the places he lived and performed in.