"none other than Frédéric Chopin"
Carlyle's House in London
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The Polish composer Frédéric Chopin(1810-1849) is well known for his piano music, and is sometimes referred to as “the poet of the piano.”


One piano he played can be found in the former London home of the Scottish satirical writer, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Now called “Carlyle’s House,” the Chelsea home, which was the setting of many gatherings of prominent Victorian figures, is open as a house museum.