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.
Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 25. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425904815624 accessed: 4 December, 2021
|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