Amy Fay in Weimar - May, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 219-220:

But Liszt is not at all like a master, and cannot be treated like one. He is a monarch, and when he extends his royal sceptre you can sit down and play to him. You never can ask him to play anything for you, no matter how much you're dying to hear it. If he is in the mood he will play, if not, you must content yourself with a few remarks. You cannot even offer to play yourself. You lay your notes on the table, so he can see that you want to play, and sit down. He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you. We bring …   more >>

cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 219-220. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424815314774 accessed: 30 July, 2021

location of experience: Weimar

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:01:54 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:50:02 +0100