Amy Fay in Berlin - mid 19th Century

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 21:

On Sunday morning (I am sorry to say) once in a month or six weeks, they have what they call a ‘Musical Reading.’’ It is held in a piano-forte ware-room, and there all the scholars in the higher classes play, so I had to go. Many of the girls play magnificently, and I was amazed at the technique that they had, and at the artistic manner in which even very young girls rendered the most difficult of music, and all without notes. It gave me a severe nervous headache just to hear them. But it was delightful to see them go at it. None of them had the least fear, and they laughed and chatted …   more >>
cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417365409899 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Took place in Tausig’s Conservatory, Berlin


Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:36:50 +0000