The on-line transmission from the flight

2017-10-17 16:15:26

Warsaw still echoes with Chopin's music. Frederic Chopin was born in nearby Żelazowa Wola and spent his youth in Warsaw. It was here where he first fell in love, composed, and matured as a man, Pole and world-class composer. After his death, his heart returned to Warsaw, owing to his sister's efforts. Wandering around the city, you can encounter a number of places associated with Chopin: the place where Saski Palace stood, the buildings of Warsaw University, the park on the bluff behind the Casimirus Palace, Chopins' sitting room in Krasiński Palace, the palaces of Radziwiłł, Czapski and Morsztyn families, the Visitationist Church, Belvedere, the Holy Trinity Evangelical Church, or St. Cross Church. Each of those places is marked by a small stone bench, which plays Chopin's most notable compositions. Can you imagine the contemporary Warsaw without him?

In the very center of the picture - The Ostrogski Palace, where the Fryderyk Chopin Museum is located.

Chopin's music was also played in space.

Owing to Adam Ustynowicz's special project, the astronauts listened to Chopin's music during their research missions on the orbit. It was the first such a powerful aesthetic combination of music and images of Earth seen from space in the history of space conquest. A part of the Chopin's cosmic concert is available to you now – during and after our balloon mission in Warsaw.

A short fragment of Chopin’s Prelude Op.28 Nr 7 played by Karol Radziwonowicz. This music resounded in the Earth's orbit.

16:11 - Fat Kate