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About modern music
Nohant. Chopin is handing over to the banker August Léo, responsible for the financial side of his publishing contracts, the manuscripts dedicated for Wessel in London. They were probably: Ballade in F minor, Scherzo in E major and Polonaise in A-flat major. On this occasion he praises Léo’s relative: Ignaz Moscheles, pianist, conductor, composer and pedagogue, who performed concerts in Paris at that time: "I have learned from a poor article in "Gazette Musicale", an article worth its author, by the way, about the success of Moscheles at Erard’s, and I regretted very much not having attended it. It would enliven me a bit and take me out of the usual and empty wide roads of modern music, usually very trivial."
  • Wessel & Co. in London – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Ballade in F minor Op. 52 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Scherzo in E major Op. 54 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)



The last Potocka
About October 15, 1849. According to Wojciech Grzymała, Chopin "several hours before his death asked Mme Potocka for three melodies by Bellini and Rossini, which she sang sobbing; he listened to the last sounds of this world in prayerful concentration." During the last hours, according to Pauline Viardot "Chopin had enough strength to say to each of them a nice word, he consoled his friends. He asked Gutmann, Franchomme and other musicians to perform only good music: "Do it for me, I am sure I will hear you, it will be a pleasure for me."
The Death of Fryderyk Chopin – Felix-Joseph Barrias, oil on canvas – KALEIDOSCOPE