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20 July 1829. Chopin graduates from the Central School of Music. Józef Elsner’s report titled Classes in music composition, or a counter point to the practical aspect states the final grades awarded by the professor. Among the second-graders: Antoni Orłowski (very profound talent) and August Freyer (profound talent); among the third-graders: Antoni Rodziński ("sufficient talent for the concert style"), Józef Linowski ("a great deal of talent for the church style") and "Szopen Friderik: exceptional talent, a musical genius".
  • Fryderyk Chopin's assessment given by Józef Elsner – KALEIDOSCOPE



20 July 1831. Chopin departs from Vienna to Paris. He is travelling via Linz, Salzburg, Munich and Stuttgart, accompanied by Norbert Kumelski.



London. Chopin performs before a group of accidental acquaintances in the salon of piano maker Henry Fowler Broadwood. He gives an ironic account of his London experiences in his letter to Fontana: "What English women, what horses, what palaces, what carriages, what wealth, what splendour — everything from soap to razors, everything is exceptional — everything identical, everything well-educated, everything clean washed, and everything dark as a noble man’s a…!!!" Chopin comes back to Paris around 23 July.