George Eliot - 1859

from Letter from George Eliot to Charles Lee Lewes, 30 July 1859, page 125:

I look forward to playing duets with you as one of my future pleasures, and if I am able to go on working, I hope we shall afford to have a fine grand piano. I have none of Mozart's Symphonies, so that you can be guided in your choice of them entirely by your own tastes. I know Beethoven's Sonata in E flat well. It is a very charming one, and I shall like to hear you play it. That is one of my luxuries -- to sit still and hear some one playing my favourite music; so that you may be sure you will find willing ears to listen to the fruits of your industrious practising. There are ladies in …   more >>
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George Eliot, Letter from George Eliot to Charles Lee Lewes, 30 July 1859. In Gordon S. Haight (ed.), The George Eliot Letters, vol. 3: 1859-1861, volume 3 (City of New Haven, 1954), p. 125. accessed: 4 October, 2023


George Eliot

Listening to

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Beethoven Sonata in E flat
written by Beethoven
Mozart symphonies
written by Mozart

Experience Information

Date/Time 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:33:59 +0000