Amy Fay in Weimar - August, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 249-250:

... I have felt some comfort in knowing that it is not Liszt's genius alone that makes him such a player. He has gone through such technical studies as no one else has except Tausig, perhaps. He plays everything under the sun in the way of Etuden—has played them, I mean. On Tuesday I got him talking about the composers who were the fashion when he was a young fellow in Paris—Kalkbrenner, Herz, etc.—and I asked him if he could not play us something by Kalkbrenner. "O yes! I must have a few things of Kalkbrenner's in my head still," and then he played part of a…   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 249-250. accessed: 3 December, 2023

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay

Listening to

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written by Friedrich Kalkbrenner
performed by Franz Liszt
written by Ignatz Moscheles
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:49:43 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:32:24 +0100