Amy Fay in Berlin - March, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 44-45:

We had another Musical Reading on Sunday, at which I played, but all the conservatory classes were there, and all the teachers, with Tausig, also, so it was a pretty hard ordeal. The girls said I turned deadly pale when I sat down to the piano, and well I might, for here you cannot play any thing that the scholars have not either played themselves or are perfectly familiar with, so they criticise you without mercy. Tausig plays so magnificently that you know beforehand that a thing can never be more than comparatively good in his eyes. Fräulein L. is the only one of his pupils that plays to …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 44-45. accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

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written by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1870
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:30:04 +0000