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With the competition in full swing, a preliminary report (audio)

Following the Chopin Competition is a a bit more similar to covering a world cup soccer tournament than we expected, and so we thought that our first scheduled on-air report from Warsaw on Monday was way too late.

Listen below for an informal preliminary chat between David and Lisa in the wings of the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall about the third round of the competition so far, our favorite pianists and first impressions of Warsaw (7 minutes, 24 seconds):

Listen to our first report from Warsaw

In addition to sitting in on parts of the competition, we toured part of Old Warsaw (which was actually beautifully reconstructed after World War II) and interviewed the curator of and toured the newly renovated multimedia Chopin Museum.  Expect reports on both in the coming days!

Here’s what the outside and inside of the Philharmonic look like:

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