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Henri de Latouche
Henri de Latouche (1785–1851) – real name Hyacinthe Joseph Thabaud de Latouche, poet, novelist and journalist. From 1825, publisher of the literary review Le Mercure de France au XIX-e siècle, collaborator of Le Constituel and Le Globe. He advised the young Balzac, and in 1831 he discovered the talent of George Sand, who dedicated to him her novel Lélia, as well as many parts of Histoire de ma vie. In March 1844, Fryderyk Chopin, George Sand and her children dined with Latouche at Pinson’s restaurant in Paris (at a time when the composer’s health was poor and he was reluctant to go out) – as attested by a letter from George Sand to Latouche of 13 March: ‘Let it be as you wish, My Dear Friend. You have a way of inviting that Chopin cannot resist […]’.
Tellefsen – student of Chopin »
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