Amy Fay in Berlin - December, 1871

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 161-162:

...[T]he best concert I have heard this season was one given by Clara Schumann a week ago last Monday. She was assisted by Joachim and his wife, and that galaxy is indeed unequalled. Frau Joachim sings deliciously. Not that her voice is so remarkable. You hear such voices all the time. But she manages it consummately, and sings German songs as no one but a German could sing them. Indeed I never heard any woman approach her in unobtrusive yet perfect art. She does not take you by storm, and when I first came here I did not think much of her, but every time I hear her I am struck with how …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 161-162. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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Kreutzer Sonata
written by Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Clara Schumann, Joseph Joachim
Spring Song
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Frau Joachim

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:16:41 +0000