Chopin in Berlin - September, 1828

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 17:

I am well, and from Tuesday onwards there has been something new at the theatre every day, as though put on especially for me. Best of all, I have already heard one oratorio at the Sing-Akademie and also, with great satisfaction, Cortez, Cimarosa's Secret Marriage and Onslow's Colporteur. However, Handel's oratorio St. Cecilia came nearest to the ideal which I had formed of great music. None of the most cried-up singers were there except Mile Tibaldi (contralto) and the young, seventeen-year-old Schatzel whom I previously heard at the Sing- Akademie and …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 17. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Onslow
Secret Marriage
written by Domenico Cimarosa
St. Cecilia
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Mile Tibaldi, Miss Schatzel

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1828
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:54:40 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:03:07 +0100