During a trip lasting several months in 1823, the aim of which was to visit the ''most important theatres in Europe'', the composer stopped in Paris. There he finished his ''Concerto in B flat major'' for clarinet and orchestra, started in Warsaw in 1820. The premiere of the work took place on the eve of Kurpinski's departure. Up to date only the first movement of the Clarinet Concerto, in the sonata allegro form with three themes, has survived. The work was popularized by Józef Madeja, who played it frequently, edited it and provided it with a virtuoso cadenza.