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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.
All was not doom and gloom, however. On 4 October, at Edinburgh’s Hopetown Rooms (pictured), Chopin played for nearly two hours, a remarkable performance from a dying man. But Jane Stirling and her sister were getting on his nerves. “My Scottish ladies won't leave me in peace and keep coming to fetch me and drive me round their family.”
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