Amy Fay in Weimar - July, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 240-241:

I asked him [Liszt] to tell me how he produced a certain effect he makes in his arrangement of the ballad in Wagner's Flying Dutchman. He looked very "fin" as the French say, but did not reply. He never gives a direct answer to a direct question. "Ah," said I, "you won't tell." He smiled, and then immediately played the passage. It was a long arpeggio, and the effect he made was, as I had supposed, a pedal effect. He kept the pedal down throughout, and played the beginning of the passage in a grand rolling sort of manner, and then all the rest of it with a very …   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 240-241. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay

Listening to

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The Flying Dutchman
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:45:17 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:14:29 +0100