Amy Fay in Weimar - June, 1873
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 224:
On the same day that Liszt was in such high good-humour, a strange lady and her husband were there who had made a long journey to Weimar, in the hope of hearing him play. She waited patiently for a long time through the lesson, and at last Liszt took compassion on her, and sat down with his favourite remark that "the young ladies played a great deal better than he did, but he would try his best to imitate them," and then played something of his own so wonderfully, that when he had finished we all stood there like posts, feeling that there was nothing to be said.
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 224. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424816076346 accessed: 29 July, 2021
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|