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Did you know that Mozart wrote his first ever symphony at 180 Ebury Street? He was just eight years old. A second followed it before his and his fatherís stay in England (which lasted from April 1764 to July 1765) ended.

Did you know that Chopin gave his first recital in Britain at 99 Eaton Place in 1848? He had been lured across the Channel by a Scottish pupil, Jane Stirling. Later he played at various Scottish castles ; his last British concert though was at Londonís Guildhall .

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