World Premiere: Chopin’s piano rediscovered

March 1st, marked the 211th birthday of Fryderyk Chopin. Tomasz Ritter and Hubert Rutkowski performed Chopin’s timeless music on his recently rediscovered 1847 Pleyel grand piano (No. 13214).

They are telling the fascinating story of the grand piano, how Chopin played and composed on it, and the famous students he taught.

The concert was broadcast on The Chopin Society Hamburg & Sachsenwald e.V website and You Tube channel.

We encourage you also to read very interesting article written by Adam Wibrowski, President of Chopin Association in Nohant, France.


Tomasz Ritter, Pleyel piano (1847)

Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
Etude in E Major, Op. 10 No.3
Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No.2
Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15 No. 1
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52


Hubert Rutkowski, Pleyel piano (1847)

Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2
Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Mazurka in B-flat Major, Op. 7 No. 1
Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
Mazurka in Major, Op. 24 No. 2
Waltz in D-flat Major, OP. 64 No. 1 („Minutenwaltz“)