172 years ago, on 17 October 1849, Fryderyk Chopin died in France. His body rests on Pére Lachaise cemetery in Paris, but his heart was buried in the pillar of Basilica of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, Poland. On Sunday 17 October 2021, Collegium 1704 performed Mozart´s Requiem in there. The sound of this very piece touched the ears and hearts of the participants of Chopin´s funeral.
Concert marking the anniversary of Chopin´s death is taking place annually, organized by Fryderyk Chopin Institute and featuring the best orchestras from all over the world. Watch the recorded broadcast of the concert on YouTube.