in London - June, 1848

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 320:

I am always introduced, but I have no idea to whom, and I am quite lost in London. What with twenty years in Poland and seven- teen in Paris, it's not surprising that I am getting on slowly here, particularly as I don't speak the language. They don't chatter while I am playing and they apparently all speak well of my music, but my little colleagues are usually treated with such scant respect that I appear to be a kind of amateur, and I shall soon be regarded as a kind of nobleman, for I have clean shoes and I don't carry around visiting-cards inscribed: "Private lessons given. Evening …   more >>
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 320. accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: London

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:04:16 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:43:38 +0100