Amy Fay et al. in Weimar - June, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 229-230:

I've never seen Liszt look angry but once, but then he was terrific. Like a lion! It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata. He had a good deal of technique, and a moderately good conception of it, but still he was totally inadequate to the work—and indeed, only a mighty artist like Tausig or Bülow ought to attempt to play it. It was a hot afternoon, and the clouds had been gathering for a storm. As the Stuttgardter played the opening notes of the sonata, the tree-tops suddenly waved wildly, and a low growl …   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 229-230. accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay
Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]

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Sonata Appassionata
written by Beethoven

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 22:41:09 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:03:21 +0100