Herr Deppe in Berlin - December, 1873
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 286-287:
Accordingly on the following Wednesday I presented myself [to Herr Capelmeister Deppe]... I took off my things and began to play to him. He listened quietly, and without interrupting me. When I had finished he told me that my difficulties were principally mechanical ones—that I had conception and style, but that my execution was uneven and hurried, my wrist stiff, the third and fourth fingers very weak, the tone not full and round enough, that I did not know how to use the pedal, and finally, that I was too nervous and flurried.
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 286-287. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425041398959 accessed: 4 October, 2023
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|