Sunday, 4 December 2011

Chopin shopping

This recently unveiled monument of Fryderyk Chopin stands in Deansgate at the edge of the city centre's main shopping district.  It marks the occasion when the Polish genius performed in Manchester in August 1848 at the Gentleman's Concert Hall, despite his failing health. Chopin died not long afterwards aged 39.

The Polish Heritage Society conceived the idea of a monument. Commissioned by The Chopin Memorial Monument Committee and The Polish Consulate, the sculptor is Robert Sobocinski, a Polish artist from Poznan.

The work depicts Chopin at the piano gazing across at his muse Baroness Aurore Lucile Dupon. Carved into the work is an eagle in flight – the symbol of Poland for over 1,000 years – and a battle scene symbolising the Polish fight for freedom. The bronze monument measures 4 metres high and 2.5 metres wide and is set on a sandstone plinth.


  1. Oh that's a marvelous shot... I didn't know he died at 39, that's very young...

  2. Great shot. Beautiful sculpture.

  3. What a GRAND sculpture! Quite a massive, impressive piece of public art!

  4. Wonderful, such a stunning work of art.

  5. Really a nice piece of artwork.

  6. Wow what a great post.I am impressed at here.really this type of art in very nice and unbeatable.

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