Amy Fay in Berlin - December, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 111:

I haven't been doing much of anything lately, except going to concerts, of which I have heard an immense number, and all of them admirable.—I wish you could hear Joachim! I went last night to his third soiree, and he certainly is the wonder of the age. Unless I were to rave I never could express him. One of his pieces was a quartette by Haydn, which was perfectly bewitching. The adagio he played so wonderfully, and drew such a pathetic tone from his violin, that it really went through one like a knife. The third movement was a jig, and just the gayest little piece! It flashed like a humming …   more >>
cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 111. accessed: 19 May, 2022

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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written by Haydn, Robert Schumann
performed by Joseph Joachim

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:04:17 +0000