Chopin in Warsaw - June, 1826

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 6:

There are strong rumours that in two or three weeks' time Freischutz will be given, and I believe it will make a great stir. Of course it will be frequently performed, and rightly so, for it is already an event when our opera can put on Weber's famous work. However, considering the aim that Weber had in mind in his Freischutz, its Germanic substance, its queer romanticism, its extraordinarily recherche harmony (which particularly suits the German taste) one may reckon that the Warsaw public, accustomed to Rossini's light melodies, will begin by praising it not from …   more >>

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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 6. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Der Freisch├╝tz
written by Carl Maria von Weber

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1826
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:05:57 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:34:55 +0100