During his first months in Paris, finding a very enthusiastic audience in the salon of the Rotschild family was a determining experience for Chopin.
The Rothschilds came to like him so much that they asked him to give piano lessons for their daughter, Charlotte. A few years later when Charlotte was preparing for her wedding, his teacher’s wedding gift was the Ballade in F minor inspired by Mickiewicz’s poem. This ballade will be included in the programme of Balázs Fülei’s solo recital in Paris on April 20th in the Hungarian Institute of Paris.
Charlotte de Rothschild