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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 heard Jenny Lind - the 'Swedish Nightingale' - sing in 'La Sonnambula' at the Queen’s Theatre, soon after his arrival in London. He loved her voice. He was also struck by the sight of the Duke of Wellington, seated under the Queen’s box, “like an old monarchist dog in its kennel."
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