Michael Kelly in Vienna - 1783

from Solo Recital, page 123:

I went one evening to a concert of the celebrated Kozeluch's, a great composer for the piano-forte, as well as a fine performer on that instrument. I saw there the composers Vanhall and Baron Diderstoff, and, what was to me one of the greatest gratifications of my musical life, was there introduced to that prodigy of genius - Mozart. He favoured the company by performing fantasias and capriccios on the piano-forte. His feeling, the rapidity of his fingers, the great execution and strength of his left hand particularly, and the apparent inspiration of his modulations, astounded me. After this …   more >>
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Michael Kelly, and Herbert Van Thal (ed.), Solo Recital (London, 1972), p. 123. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403083075428 accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: Vienna


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Singing, Composer

Listening to

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Piano music
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 1783
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Robert Fraser on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:17:55 +0100