Amy Fay - July, 1871

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 143:

In our hotel at Heidelberg I kept hearing a man play splendidly in the room below us, and every time we passed his door it was open, and we could partly see the interior of a charming room with a grand piano in it, at which he was seated. A pretty woman was always lying back in the corner of the sofa listening to him, apparently. The presence of a large wax doll indicated that there must be a child about, and the perfume of flowers stole through the open doorway. My interest was at once excited in these people, and I said to myself as I heard this gentleman practice every day, "This must be …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 143. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424210592670 accessed: 23 October, 2021

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:03:12 +0000