Franz Liszt in Weimar - July, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 232:

Liszt gave a matinee the other day at which I played a "Soirée de Vienne," by Tausig—awfully hard, but very brilliant and peculiar. I don't know how I ever got through it, for I had only been studying it a few days, and didn't even know it by heart, nor had I played it to Liszt. He only told me the evening before, too, about eight o'clock—"To-morrow I give a matinee; bring your Soirée de Vienne." I rushed home and practiced till ten, and then I got up early the next morning and practiced a few hours. The matinee was at eleven o'clock. First, Liszt played himself, …   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 232. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


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

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Soirée de Vienne performed by Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:50:57 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:06:32 +0100