Amy Fay in Berlin - December, 1869

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 25-26:

I heard Clara Schumann on Sunday, and on Tuesday evening, also. She is a most wonderful artist. In the first concert she played a quartette by Schumann, and you can imagine how lovely it was under the treatment of Clara Schumann for the piano, Joachim for the first violin, De Ahna for the second, and Müller for the ‘cello. It was perfect and I was in raptures. Madame Schumann’s selection for the two concerts was a very wide one, and gave a full exhibition of her powers in every kind of music. The Impromptu by Schumann, Op. 90, was exquisite. It was full of passion and very difficult. The …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 25-26. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417367300914 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Listening to

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Impromptu, Op. 90
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Clara Schumann
Scherzo
written by Chopin
performed by Clara Schumann
Songs without Words
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Clara Schumann
keyboard music
written by Bach
performed by Clara Schumann
quartette
written by Haydn, Robert Schumann
performed by Henry de Ahna, Wilhelm Müller, Clara Schumann, Joseph Joachim

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1869
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:08:21 +0000