in Vienna - August, 1829

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 25:

The general opinion is that I play too quietly, or rather too delicately for those accustomed to the banging of the Viennese pianists. I expected to find such a reproach in the newspaper in view of the fact that the editor's daughter bangs the piano frightfully. It doesn't matter. There must always be some kind of "but ..." and I should prefer it to be that one rather than have it said that I play too loudly.
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 25. accessed: 25 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1829
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:40:15 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:25:29 +0100