Amy Fay in Dresden - February, 1872

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 164-8:

We were ushered into a large room, much longer than it was broad. At either end stood a grand piano... The pianos were of course fine. Frau Wieck and "Papa" received us graciously. We began by taking tea, but soon the old man became impatient, and said, "Come! the ladies wish to perform (vortragen) something before me, and if we don't begin we shan't accomplish anything." He lives entirely in music, and has a class of girls whom he instructs every evening for nothing. Five of these young girls were there. He is very deaf, but strange to say, he is as sensitive as ever to …   more >>

cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 164-8. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Dresden


Amy Fay

Listening to

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A flat Sonata, Op. 110
written by Beethoven
performed by Amy Fay
Nocturne F Major
written by Chopin
performed by Frau Wieck
Sonata in E flat major
written by Beethoven
performed by Frau Wieck
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Frau Wieck
written by Haesler
performed by Frau Wieck

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:44:09 +0000
Approved on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:44:44 +0100