Amy Fay in Berlin - late October, 1872

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 179-181:

Tuesday night I went to a concert given by a new star in the musical world, a young violinist named Wilhelmj. He is only twenty-six years old, and is already said to be one of the greatest virtuosi living, perhaps the greatest of the romantic school, for Joachim belongs to the severe classic. All the artists and critics and many of the aristocracy turned out to hear him. It was his first appearance in Berlin, and as I looked round the audience and picked out one great musician after another, I fairly trembled for him. Joachim and de Ahna were both present, among others....

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cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 179-181. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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Nocturne in D flat
written by Chopin
performed by August Wilhelmj
Violin Concerto
written by Ludwig van Beethoven, Aleksandr Glazunov, Joachim Raff, Joachim Raff
performed by August Wilhelmj
written by Bach
performed by August Wilhelmj

Experience Information

Date/Time late October, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:12 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:15:54 +0100