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We do not know the exact date of the composition of this song (one of Chopin’s best) to words by Adam Mickiewicz: ‘Moja pieszczotka’. Some commentators (e.g. Hoesick) speculate that Chopin wrote it for Maria Wodzińska. But that is clearly out of the question. Neither the words of this erotic nor the ecstatic tone of the music were appropriate for a sixteen-year-old young lady from a good home. There is much to suggest that this song was written for the voice of Delfina Potocka.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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