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.

cite as

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

location of experience: Weimar

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:14:36 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:58:07 +0100