December, 1831

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 99:

I shall play my F minor Concerto and my Variations in B flat. Concerning these I received a few days ago a ten-page review from a German in Cassel who is full of enthusiasm for them. After a long-winded preface he proceeds to analyse them bar by bar, explaining that they are not ordinary variations but a fantastic tableau. In the second variation he says that Don Giovanni runs round with Leporello; in the third he kisses Zerlina while Masetto's rage is pictured in the left hand and in the fifth bar of the Adagio he declares that Don Giovanni kisses Zerlina on the D flat...I could die of …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426505656320 accessed: 27 January, 2022

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F minor Concerto
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Variations in B flat
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Date/Time December, 1831

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:34:16 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:41:09 +0100