Chopin fans who didn't come to the park could also go onto YouTube (here) to hear the first concert, featuring Polish pianist Karol Radziwonowicz, which had been pre-recorded in the park's Orangery.
But for the first time in more than six decades, the green square dotted with benches near a statue of Chopin had only pre-recorded music pouring from loud speakers on Sunday, when according to tradition the first outdoor concert of the season had been due to start.
Pianist Karol Radziwonowicz plays Chopin's concert during recording for online release, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Warsaw, May 6, 2020.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Lovers of Frederic Chopin’s music who usually flock to a central Warsaw park on Sundays for open-air concerts will have to go online this season to hear the weekly performances because of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
She welcomed the decision to livestream the concerts in view of the current lockdown restrictions, saying they would give Chopin music lovers “some satisfaction”.