Żelazowa Wola

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Żelazowa Wola
Village
Chopin's birthplace
Chopin's birthplace
Żelazowa Wola is located in Poland
Żelazowa Wola
Żelazowa Wola
Coordinates: 52°15′N 20°19′E / 52.250°N 20.317°E / 52.250; 20.317
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Sochaczew
Gmina Gmina Sochaczew
Population 65

Żelazowa Wola [ʐɛlaˈzɔva ˈvɔla] is a village in Gmina Sochaczew, Sochaczew County, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland.[1] It lies on the Utrata River, some 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Sochaczew and 46 km (29 mi) west of Warsaw. Żelazowa Wola has a population of 65.

The village is the birthplace of pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin, and of violinist Henryk Szeryng. It is known for its picturesque Masovian landscape, including numerous winding streams surrounded by willows and hills.

In 1909, in celebration of Chopin's centenary, Russian composer Sergei Lyapunov wrote the symphonic poem, Zhelazova Vola (Żelazowa Wola), Op. 37 (Russian: Жeлaзoвa Вoлa), "in memory of Chopin".[2]

Housed in an annex to the Chopins' home, surrounded by a park, is a museum devoted to the composer. In summer, concerts of his music are performed by pianists from all over the world, who play inside the family home. In an adjacent park is a monument to the pianist, designed by Józef Gosławski.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Crocks Newsletter
  3. ^ Rudzka, Anna; Hanna Wróblewska-Straus (2009). "O pomniku romantycznym słów kilka". Józef Gosławski. Rzeźby, monety, medale (in Polish). Warsaw: Alegoria. pp. 32–33. ISBN 978-83-62248-00-1. 

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Coordinates: 52°16′N 20°20′E / 52.267°N 20.333°E / 52.267; 20.333