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The great composer Frédéric Chopin played his final piano concerts in Britain and wasn’t best pleased by the people, the weather or a near-fatal accident in a horse-drawn carriage.
Chopin’s contempt was also directed at Lord Falmouth, who hosted a concert for him on 7 July. “Lord Falmouth, a fervent lover of music, rich, celibate and a great Lord, offered me his home in St James's Square for my concert,” Chopin reported. “You might give him a few pence if you passed him in the street and his house is full of servants who dress better than he does.”
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