Amy Fay et al. in Berlin - November, 1869

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 15-16:

This morning Frau and Fräulein W. went with me to engage a piano, and they took me also to the conservatory. Tausig is off for six weeks. giving concerts. As I went up the stairs I heard most beautiful playing. Ehlert, Tausig’s partner, who has charge of the conservatory, and teaches his pupils in his [Tausig's] absence, examined me. After that long voyage [from New York] I did not dare attempt anything difficult, so I just played one of Bach’s Gavottes. He said some encouraging words, and for the present has taken me into his class.
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 15-16. accessed: 29 May, 2023

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay
Louis Ehlert
Music critic, Composer

Listening to

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written by Lulli, Bach, Sergei Prokofiev
performed by Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:36:29 +0100