Fryderyk Chopin avoided descriptive titles for his musical works. However, of all composers of the era, his music is some of the most emotionally invested. An early and famous inspiration was the beautiful young singer Konstancja Gladkowska. In letters to a friend, Chopin mentions compositions (even passages) about her. Of these Concerto No. 2 in F minor is perhaps the best known. So successful a concerto at age 20 was significant in launching Chopin’s touring career to western Europe. November 2nd, 1830, Fryderyk Chopin was seen off on his first professional tour by friends and admirers, with a ring from Konstancja on his finger and in his hand a silver cup filled with Polish soil - neither was he to see ever again.