Amy Fay in Dresden - February, 1872
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 163-164:
A week ago last Monday I went to Dresden with J. L. to visit B. H... She invited Marie Wieck (the sister of Clara Schumann) to tea one night. I was very glad to meet her, for she is an exquisite artist herself, and plays in Clara Schumann's style, though her conception is not so remarkable. Her touch is perfect. At B.'s request she tried to play for us, but the action of B.'s piano did not suit her, and she presently got up, saying that she could do nothing on that instrument, but that if we would come to her, she would play for us with pleasure.
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 163-164. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424211981860 accessed: 22 February, 2024
|in the company of others, in private, indoors