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Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival
August 4 - August 12
4 -12 August
The first Chopin Festival in Duszniki, which back then did not yet have this name, was held on 25 and 26 August 1946 to mark the 120th anniversary of Chopin’s concert in the spa town. Two pianists appeared then – Zofia Rabcewiczowa and Henryk Sztompka. Zofia Rabcewiczowa was a beautiful woman and a great Polish pianist. Her teacher was Anton Rubinstein. Many famous composers of the day, including Anton Rubinstein, Alexander Glazunov, Anton Arensky and Anatol Lyadov, dedicated their works to her in the hope of having her play them. She was a remarkable artist and an excellent Chopin interpreter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHhV3CvhK5Q