SJ8398 : Chopin Plaque

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Chopin Plaque
Chopin Plaque
The plaque on SJ8398 : Fryderyk Chopin Statue, Deansgate (See also SJ8398 : Chopin and Piano, Deansgate)

Fryderyk Chopin
Born 1810, Żelazowa Wola, Poland Died 1849, Paris, France

Fryderyk Chopin was one of the world’s greatest musical composers.
His compositions combined elements of his beloved Polish culture
with universal ones , which gave his music wide international appeal.

He visited Manchester in the year before his death at the early age of 39.
On Monday, August 28th, 1848, a gravely ill Fryderyk Chopin gave
a Gala Concert before a rapturous audience of 1200
at the Gentlemen’s Concert Hall, which was situated at the corner of
Peter Street and Lower Moseley Street.

Despite serious Ill-health he insisted that he would perform, a fact which has forever
endeared him to Mancunians and music lovers everywhere.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 May, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  People, Events 
Date (from Tags)
1810  1848  1849 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8359 9815 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.7888N 2:14.9240W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8359 9815
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