Vienna Orchestra et al. in Warsaw - September, 1829

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 32-33:

Then in one single day I made the acquaintance of Mayseder, Gyrowetz, Lachner, Kreutzer, Schuppanzigh, Merk and Levi-- in short, all the great musicians of Vienna; but that did not stop the orchestra from scowling at me during rehearsal, the main cause being that, having scarcely arrived, I had the nerve to play my own compositions. Well, I began the rehearsal with your [Titus Woyciechowski's] Variations which were to be preceded at the concert by the Krakowiak Rondo. They went well, but I had to begin the Rondo a couple of times and the orchestra got frightfully mixed up and …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 32-33. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Listening to

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song performed by Miss Veltheim
Rondo a la Krakowiak
written by Chopin
performed by Vienna orchestra
written by Titus Woyciechowski
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:21:57 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:12:24 +0100