Chopin in Warsaw - June, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 48:

I've still something to say about Sontag. She has some entirely original ornamentation which is enormously effective, but in a different way from Pagamni. Perhaps it is because her genre is smaller. It is as though she breathes over the stalls of the theatre a scent of the freshest flowers, which caresses deliriously but rarely moves one to tears. Radziwill declared that she acts and sings Desdemona's last scene in Otello so movingly that no one can refrain from tears. As a matter of fact I mentioned it to her and asked whether she would not give us that scene in costume (she is …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 48. accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Desdemona's last scene in 'Othello' performed by Miss Sontag

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:49:33 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:02:21 +0100