Chopin in Dresden - August, 1829

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 31-32:

I have just come back from Faust. We had to be in the theatre-queue at half past four; the performance lasted from six till eleven. Devrient, whom I had already seen in Berlin, was Faust. They were celebrating Goethe's eightieth birthday. It is a frightening but powerful fantasy. During the entr'actes they played excerpts from Spohr's opera of the same name.

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 31-32. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: Dresden


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Louis Spohr
Goethe's 'Faust' performed by Devrient

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 18:14:51 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:56:06 +0100