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Potocka

Paris. Chopin as a guest at the dinner at Delfina Potocka. It is the starting point of lifelong friendship. Probably at the beginning of the 30s Chopin gave Delfina piano lessons.  

Delfina Potocka, maiden's name Komar (1805-1877), was famous for her unusual beauty and outstanding voice. She led a spirited social life in Paris. Her house was visited by such people as among others Mickiewicz, Liszt, Delacroix, duke and duchess Czartoryscy and Zygmunt Krasiński, with whom she had a many years long relationship. In 1836, Chopin dedicated to Delphina the Piano Concerto in F minor Op. 21, and in 1847, – also the Waltz in D-flat major Op. 64 No. 1

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Delfina Potocka, maiden's name Komar (1805-1877), was famous for her unusual beauty and outstanding voice. She led a spirited social life in Paris. Her house was visited by such people as among others Mickiewicz, Liszt, Delacroix, duke and duchess Czartoryscy and Zygmunt Krasiński, with whom she had a many years long relationship. In 1836, Chopin dedicated to Delphina the Piano Concerto in F minor Op. 21, and in 1847, – also the Waltz in D-flat major Op. 64 No. 1

 
Ill in England

London. Chopin's letter to Wojciech Grzymała: "I am ill for 18 days so far, since the day I came to London. I haven't left the house at all, so strong was the cold attack with headache, breathing difficulties and all my bad symptoms. The doctor visits me every day (homeopath, Doctor Mallan […]). He helped me so much that I was able to perform yesterday on the mentioned Polish concert and ball (which was splendid), but just after the performance I came back home and I couldn't sleep all night. I have a strong headache apart from the cough and breathing problems. So far the local great fogs have not started, but already in the morning I have to order to open the windows despite cold in order to inhale the air a little bit." And further: "I have never cursed anybody, but I feel so poor right now that I think that I would feel better if I could curse Lucile [George Sand]. However, I assume they suffer there even worse because they get older in anger." And the pessimist conclusion: "Why God is doing so that he doesn't kill me straight away but he does it bit by bit and through fever of indecision."

Rose Cholmondeley Chopin's visit to Britain, 1848 (article) – THE CHOPIN SOCIETY UK

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