Amy Fay et al. in Berlin - February, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 40-42:

Tausig is so hasty and impatient that to be in his classes must be a fearful ordeal.... The last time I went into his class to hear him teach he was dreadful. Fräulein H. began, and she has remarkable talent... She would not play piano enough to suit him, and finally he stamped his foot at her, snatched her hand from the piano, and said: "Will you play piano or not, for if not we will go no farther?" The second girl sat down and played a few lines. He made her begin over again several times, and finally came up and took her music away and slapped it down on the piano... The third …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 40-42. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay
Carl Tausig
Musician, Pianist

Listening to

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Sonata in A minor
written by Franz Schubert, Beethoven
performed by Fraulein Timanoff

Experience Information

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


The music refers to Fräulein Timanoff's playing.

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:50:06 +0000