Chopin’s letters contain a ‘flood of declarations of love aimed at men’, sometimes direct in their erotic tone, according to Moritz Weber. Photograph: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image

Frédéric Chopin’s archivists and biographers have for centuries turned a deliberate blind eye to the composer’s homoerotic letters in order to make th(...)

 South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho performing in this year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, from which he emerged the winner. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/ EPA

Poland’s general election campaign was a bad-tempered, divisive affair. And so, after days listening to politicians disagree over everything from pens(...)