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Francois-Joseph Fetis
François-Joseph Fétis from Brussels asks Fryderyk Chopin in a letter about data concerning his life and work for the glossary published in booklets titled: Biographie universelle des musiciens: "When I had the pleasure to see you during my last travel to Paris, I told you that I would like to ask you for some information for the biography article which is dedicated to you in my Historical Dictionary of Musicians. This data is necessary for me and I am printing a sheet where Your name will be placed. Please, immediately fill in the form I am sending to you, it contains various questions I would like you to answer."
At the entry "Chopin", apart from information there is a comment: "In Paris he let himself be heard in 1832 and he caused a real sensation. His manner of performance on the piano and his compositions are not comparable to anything else, originality became his distinguishing feature." More information:
  • entry Chopin in encyclopedia: François-Joseph Fétis Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique, Vol. 2, Paris 1867, p. 282 – INTERNET ARCHIVE (AMERICAN LIBRARIES)

  • Chopin's Book: François-Joseph Fétis – Études de Beethoven – KALEIDOSCOPE

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Additional information

At the entry "Chopin", apart from information there is a comment: "In Paris he let himself be heard in 1832 and he caused a real sensation. His manner of performance on the piano and his compositions are not comparable to anything else, originality became his distinguishing feature."

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Antoni Orłowski
On March 12, 1838 in Hôtel de Ville in Rouen, Fryderyk Chopin participates in the benefit concert by Antoni Orłowski, director of the local Philharmonic association. He performs the Concerto in E minor, probably also the Polonaise in E-flat major Op.22. Several days alter, on March 25, 1838, Ernst Legouvé in "Revue et Gazette Musicale de Paris", summarizes the concert: "There is only one answer to the question who is the first pianist in the world Liszt or Thalberg, the answer is Chopin."

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Stefan Witwicki writes a letter to Fryderyk Chopin
Paris. Stefan Witwicki writes a letter to Fryderyk Chopin: "Please, tell me my dear man, what do you at all think of me? I thought that it will be easy for you to write several words or several chords, just like it is easy for my many other friends, especially that you are younger a bit than many of them, e.g. Niemcewicz, if you do not want to, then I don’t care about you, I don’t have to have your news, but why at least you won’t give the notebook back, even though I have sent for it several times. […]"

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