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Rembrandt (1606-1669). Picasso (1881-1973). Chopin (1810-1849), Poland. Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901), Italy. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Denmark. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), United Kingdom. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Germany - and Switzerland and the United States, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1921.

Research paper as booklet
International Conference, Paris, 18 September 2013

Jenny Lind
Gala concert script, Christ Church, Malvern, UK

New discovery in "BEL CANTO: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing" by Icons of Europe (2013). Chopin tutored sopranos in the art of singing.  Composer pianist teacher with a piano and song method for his pupils.  Chopin as seen by his pupils, fellow artists, patrons and the international press. BEL CANTO:
Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing

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Now in booklet form:   research paper presented at an International Musicological Conference in Paris organized by The Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Warsaw and Bibliothèque Polonaise à Paris.

- Abstract of the paper
- Photos from conference
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Chopin's Dream / Jenny Lind Gala Concert:  2013 booklet by Icons of Europe chronicling Jenny Lind's love for Chopin.

Jenny Lind
and the
depth of her
with Chopin:

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Icon series
n° 10-2013

Etching of Fryderyk Chopin by Teofil Kwiatkowski;  from Frederick Niecks' biography of Chopin.Chopin

>> Frequent tweets: @ChopinFryderyk

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>> Poland's
cultural heritage

Chopin's tomb at Père-Lachaise, Paris with Clésinger's monument of a weeping woman (Jenny Lind, says Icons of Europe).   Sculpture of Chopin by Jacques Froment-Meurice at Parc Monceau, Paris, 1906.  Icons of Europe has concluded that the woman portrays Jenny Lind.   Chopin sculpture near the Symphony Lake in Singapore Botanic Gardens by the Polish sculptor Karol Badyna, 2008.  The woman resembles Jenny Lind, says Icons of Europe.
Statue of Chopin adorned by a woman resembling Jenny Lind.  Jardin de Luxembourg, Paris. Symbolism
with a meaning:




Icons of Europe

The mission of Icons of Europe is to stimulate new interest in the cultural heritage and diversity of Europe (relevant for many issues of today).

Core activity: Investigative research, conference presentations, publications, musical events and external cooperation.

Founded in 2001 and inaugurated under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg).

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Icons of Europe:  Stimulating interest in Europe's cultural heritage and diversity / through research, publications, events, cooperation
Icons:  diversity / identity

Since 2001, tribute paid to many Icons:
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HCA2005 | Chopin2010 | Liszt2011 | Lind2012
Wagner2013 | Verdi2013 | Shakespeare2014

Question 3 to Lang Lang:  "Can classical
music continue to keep a global audience?"
Lang Lang, the Chinese virtuoso pianist in conversation with Icons of Europe.Lang Lang, the Chinese virtuoso pianist in conversation with Icons of Europe.Lang Lang, the Chinese virtuoso pianist in conversation with Icons of Europe.
Icon series on investigate resesearh of historical secrets and myths.Investigative research
Icon series on historical secrets

For sale
- Bel Canto: Chopin Teaching the
  Art of Singing
- Chopin's Dream [about Jenny Lind] (2013)
- Chopin & The Swedish Nightingale | £20 +p

Free publications (2004-2013):  CLICK

Icons of Europe's investigative research continues to uncover historical secrets and dispel longstanding myths related to cultural figures:  Chopin and Jenny Lind and their entourage, Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde.
identity / diversity

- Rooted in its great culture
- We made the point in 2002
- In 2004:  Warsaw | Brussels
- Paris 2010 | UK-Europe 2013

« Reinventing Europe » - 2013

- Les Journées de Bruxelles
- Pourquoi réinventer l'Europe
- L'identité européenne
- Leurs idées pour réinventer
The Royal Ontario Museum at Toronto, the venue of the Canadian premiere of "The Composer and The Nigtingale" in 2005.Musical drama

Chopin and The Nightingale by Icons of Europe:  staged at Brussels Warsaw Toronto New.York (2003-2008).

Themes of the premieres:
- The new Europe
- The seamlessness of Europe
- Transatlantic relations
World TB Day (24 March)
Memorable events
by Icons of Europe:

Most events under the patronage of.one or several ambassadors -
EU, China, USA.

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