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Variations Op. 2
About April 20, 1834. Clara Wieck performs in Leipzig Gewandhaus Vaiations Op. 2. Ludwik Spohr writes enthusiastic review in "Leipziger Tageblatt" of the performance and the composition: "the most original, the most creative and the most difficult from all the existing variations brillante." 
Variations Op. 2 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)



Heinrich Heine
Heinrich Heine on the margin of concerts by Franz Liszt: "Yes, the genius pianist is again here and delivers concerts, which perform miracles bordering with fairy tales. All other pianists disappear placed by him, the unique Chopin, Rafael of the piano."

Jan Matuszyński dies
Paris. Fryderyk Chopin is present during the death of Jan Matuszyński (1834–1836), a colleague from Warsaw, and a co-lodger from Paris who, at the age of 34 years dies from tuberculosis. George Sand: "He experienced his death almost like his own."



Fryderyk Chopin departs to England
Fryderyk Chopin departs to England, where he will spend seven months – until November 23. He receives support from Stanisław Egbert Koźmian – poet and insurgent, Karol Franciszek Szulczewski secretary of the Society of Friends of Poland in London, and first of all Jane Wilhelmine Stirling and her sister, Katherine Erskine, initiators of the money-earning travel. Chopin delivers lessons and performs concerts in the salons of aristocratic families, as well as in public concert halls, he meets all the contemporary world of England, from the Queen Victoria, to Carl Dickens. 
London (second visit, after 1837) - KALEIDOSCOPE