Here’s how it’s described in the 1905 book A Handbook to Chopin’s Works, by George C. Ashton Johnson:
You can read the entire book on Google Docs here.
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This rare bit of Chopiniana was supposedly written after violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini came through Warsaw in the summer of 1829, a concert we know that Chopin attended. A month later he graduated from the Higher School of Music in Warsaw, where a teacher wrote, “Chopin, Fryderyk: third-year student, amazing capabilities, musical genius.”
CLICK ON THE PIANO to hear Dmitri Vorobiev perform Chopin’s Variations in A Major, “Souvenir de Paganini” KK 1203
Find the sheet music at Pianopedia