Amy Fay in Berlin - November, 1870
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 107-8:
I went last week to hear Joachim, who lives here, and is giving his annual series of quartette soirees. Oh! he is a wonderful genius, and the sublimest artist I have yet heard. I am amazed afresh every time I hear him. He draws the most extraordinary tone from his violin, and such a powerful one that it seems sometimes as if several were playing. Then his expression is so marvellous that he holds complete sway over his audience from the moment he begins till he ceases. He possesses magnetic power to the highest degree.
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 107-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422912288077 accessed: 20 October, 2021
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:24:48 +0000