Amy Fay in Berlin - December, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 293-295:

Before definitely deciding to give up Kullak and come to him, Deppe insisted that I should hear one of his scholars play... [a] young lady pupil of whom he is very proud, named Fräulein Steiniger...

I was very much struck by her playing, which was remarkable, not so much for sentiment or poetry, of which she had little, but for the mastery she had over the instrument, and for the perfection with which she did everything. There was a clarity and limpidity about her trills and runs which surprised and delighted. Her left hand was as able as the right, and had a …   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 293-295. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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Prelude and Fugue
written by Bach
performed by Fräulein Steiniger
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by Fräulein Steiniger
written by Joachim Raff
performed by Fräulein Steiniger

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:07:50 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:52:18 +0100