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Icons of Europe's investigative research uncovers historical secrets and dispels longstanding myths related to cultural figures. A torch symbolizes life, truth and hope.

Icon series:  Easy-to-read publications

Bel Canto: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing¹
10. Chopin’s Dream [about Jenny Lind] (2013)
09. Symbolism in 19th Century Artworks (2012)
08. Shakespeare and His Stable of Bards (2011)
07. 74, Rue de Chaillot rediscovered (2010)
06. Protecting Mendelssohn’s Good Name (2009)
05. Polish Art Treasures in WW2 (2005) | NIFC.pl
04. Chopin and Jenny Lind: New Research (2005)²
03. Frederick Niecks | Frederick Niecks (2004)
02. Jane Stirling: An after-construction (2004)
01. Chopin and The Swedish Nightingale (2003)³

Much of the above information is freely available on this page (NB.copyright).  Three publications at a charge:

- N° 11 Bel Canto: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing¹
- N° 10 Chopin's Dream - at Amazon
- N° 01 Chopin and The ... :  £20 + postage - Pls contact us³

Secrets and myths dispelled

Icons of Europe's investigative research continues to uncover historical secrets and dispel longstanding myths related to cultural (and certain royal) figures.

The research draws on a continuously expanding body of original period information collected since 2002.  Priority has so far been given to Chopin and Jenny.Lind and their entourage.

Experts say in:  English | French

"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it."
Oscar Wilde (The Critic As Artist, 1891).

"History is a set of lies agreed upon" - Napoleon.
The truth, and love

« … there exists a power that breaks everything that the lie has built,
and that power is the truth,
and there is also another power
that defies both time and space,
and that is – Love! »

Folke Sunesson, I Kalmar anno 1525 (translation of historical sketch 1772).  Project Runeberg.org, Sweden:

« … det finns en makt, som bryter allt,
vad lögnen byggt,
och denna makt är sanningen,
och det finns dessutom en annan makt,
som trotsar både tid och rum,
och det är – kärleken! »

A torch symbolizes life, truth and hope
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¹ “It just shows the genius of Chopin from an entirely new angle”!  

Contrary to the traditional view that Chopin only gave piano lessons to high-society ladies in Paris and a few professionals, the booklet BEL.CANTO: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing (2013) reveals that he also created Bel.Canto opera stars.

>> Click to order BEL CANTO

>> More about the discovery
>> Chopin's cadenze

² This research material contributed to a BBC documentary about Chopin.

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. Chopin's Dream / Jenny Lind Gala Concert:  2013 booklet by Icons of Europe chronicling Jenny Lind's love for Chopin. CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale (2003): The composer's life and times seen through his own letters - including his romance with Jenny Lind.
³ The revenue of this book
is donated to the Icons of Europe TB Fund.

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Information not in the Icon series

- Jenny Lind:  Cadenze
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Arthur Hedley
- Musikverket, Stockholm
- Tributes to Poland
- Verdi
- Wagner
- Oscar Wilde
Warsaw Congress 2010