Amy Fay in Berlin - February, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 37-39:

I have heard both Rubinstein and Tausig in concert since I last wrote. They are both wonderful, but in quite a different way. Rubinstein has the greatest power and abandon in playing that you can imagine, and is extremely exciting. I never saw a man to whom it seemed so easy to play. It is as if he were just sporting with the piano, and could do what he pleased with it. Tausig, on the contrary, is extremely restrained, and has not quite enthusiasm enough, but he is absolutely perfect, and plays with the greatest expression. He is pre-eminent in grace and delicacy of execution, but seems to …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 37-39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422398662824 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Listening to

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Aufforderung zum Tanz
written by Max Weber
performed by Carl Tausig
Ballade Op. 47
written by Chopin
performed by Carl Tausig
Barcarole Op. 60
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Carl Tausig
Bourrée
written by Bach
performed by Carl Tausig
Kreisleriana Op. 16, 8 Phantasie Stücke
written by Robert Schuman
performed by Carl Tausig
Presto Scherzando
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Carl Tausig
Sonata in C. Op. 53
written by Beethoven
performed by Carl Tausig
Ständchen von Shakespeare nach Schubert
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Carl Tausig
Ungarische Rhapsodie
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Carl Tausig
Zwei Mazurkas Op. 59 u 33
written by Chopin
performed by Carl Tausig

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

The programme of music refers to that played by Carl Tausig in his concert.


Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:44:23 +0000