Chopin in Warsaw - June, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 48:

Once when I went to see her [Mlle Sontag] I found Soliva there with his young ladies [Gladkowska and Wolkow]. While I was there they sang that duet of his, the one with "barbara sorte" that ends in the major-- you know the one-- and Mlle Sontag told them that their voices were too rough and that, although their training was good, they must produce the voice in a different way if they don't want to lose it altogether within two years.

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 48. accessed: 20 February, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Soliva
performed by Gladkowska, Wolkow

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:45:29 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:54:25 +0100