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About September 4, 1831, Chopin arrives in Stuttgart. In the meantime, on September 8, Russian troops invade Warsaw, which in consequence will contribute to collapse of the November Uprising. Chopin notes down in his private diary, called the Stuttgart diary. After September 8 he wrote dramatic words: "Father, Mother, children. Everything which is the most precious to me, where are you? – maybe corpses? – Maybe the Moskal has played a trick to me! […] I have written the previous pages unconscious that the enemy is in the house. Outskirts are demolished – burnt – Jaś! – Wiluś on the earthwork, probably dead – Marcel, I see him as war prisoner -  Sowiński, this good man in hands of those rascals! Oh, God do you exist! You exist and you do not take revenge! Don’t you have enough of Moscovite villainy – or – or you yourself are Moskal! […] And I am here, idle, with empty hands, sometimes only panting, suffering on the piano in despair." Probably in Stuttgart Chopin made the sketch of the famous Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 "Revolution" and the Prelude in D minor Op.28 No. 24. 
  • Stuttgart – KALEIDOSCOPE

  • Battle of Warsaw (1831) – WIKIPEDIA

  • Etude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12 "Revolution" – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)

  • Prelude in D minor Op. 28 No. 24 – Internet Chopin Information Centre (NIFC)