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.
cite as

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

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:24:48 +0000