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Chopin about Herz
Vienna. Chopin writes a letter to his family, describing the fantasy on the Polish national melodies by the violinist Leo Herz: "Poor Polish motifs! You wouldn’t suppose how with majufes [Jewish Sabbath melodies] it is stuffed calling it Polish music only to draw the public. God forbid this Polish music here, tell them your opinion about it, and they will call you crazy, especially that Czerny, this Viennese oracle in fabricating all sorts of musical desserts, who has never produced any variations on the Polish theme."
Leo Herz (1808 or 1811 – 1869) – violinist, music publicist and director. At the beginning he was active as a violinist virtuoso, he performed among others in Lviv, Warsaw, Vienna and several cities in Italy. Later he dedicated his life to music critique. He cooperated with the "Wiener Theater-Zeitung". Since 1859 he was active as a literary critic. 

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Leo Herz (1808 or 1811 – 1869) – violinist, music publicist and director. At the beginning he was active as a violinist virtuoso, he performed among others in Lviv, Warsaw, Vienna and several cities in Italy. Later he dedicated his life to music critique. He cooperated with the "Wiener Theater-Zeitung". Since 1859 he was active as a literary critic. 

 
George Sand writes a letter to Eugène Delacroix
During her stay in Nohant, George Sand writes a letter to Eugène Delacroix: "Chopin composed two beautiful Mazurkas [Op. 50], which are worth more than forty romances and express more than the whole literature of the century." This summer Chopin is also working on the Impromptu in G-flat major Op. 51, Ballade in F minor Op. 52, Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53 and Scherzo in E major Op. 54. 
Mazurka in G major op. 50 No. 1 - Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)
Mazurka in A-flat major Op. 50 No. 2 - Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)
Mazurka in C-sharp minor Op. 50 No. 3 - Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

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