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Białobłocki and Emilia
Fryderyk Chopin in the last existing letter to Jan Białobłocki (a year later the friend dies due to tuberculosis) writes with proper to him, a bit mean sense of humour: "Are you alive? – Or not? – Thanks God it has been three months or more since you wrote to me the last time. My  name day passed and I didn’t receive any letter. All this confirms what people talk about you crying and in despair in Warsaw. Do you know what they talk? That you are dead! All of us here have already cried (in vain) […]"
Emilia died a month later, on April 12, 1827. More information:
  • Sokołowo – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Emilia Chopin – KALEIDOSCOPE



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Emilia died a month later, on April 12, 1827.

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Pleyel and Grzymała
Marseille. Fryderyk Chopin Wites a letter to Camille Pleyel: "I have learned from Fontana that you are still ill, it worries me even more than your silence; when it comes to me, when I was writing to you I was dangerously ill. Now I can talk about it because it is all gone and I am on my way to regain health. The piano is left in Palma." The same day Chopin writes a letter also to Wojciech Grzymała in which he informs him about his mood and his plans: "My health is getting better […] You are asking for my plans. The physician would not let me go anywhere before May-June, that is why we are planning to go to Nohan[t], where summer air is supposed to help me a lot, and for the winter, if financial situation allows, to Paris or to the south of France, wherever my health allows."