The tsarist, Communist, and post-Communist spaces produced many impressive composers from Mussorgsky to Tchaikovsky and Chopin. This section explores their lives, works, and the museums now devoted to them.

Chopin Museum, Warsaw

In Warsaw, large, elegant, and beautiful willow trees grace many of the parks within the city. These are the same willow trees that inspired many of the outstanding musical pieces of prodigy composer and native Pole, Frédéric Chopin. Signs of Chopin’s legacy, like the willows that inspired him, can also be seen across the city. […]

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