Chopin in Warsaw - August, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 48:

My chief interest in Warsaw has been Angela. I went to the performance. Gladkowska leaves little to be desired she is better on the stage than in the concert-hall. I need say nothing of her acting in tragedy which is first-class; and as for her singing, if it were not occasionally for those high F sharps and Gs, we need look for nothing better in her class. You would be enchanted with her phrasing, and her nuances are splendid; and although her voice trembled at the beginning when she came on, she later sang with great confidence. The opera was cut: perhaps that is why I did not notice its …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 48. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

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Angela performed by Gladkowska

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:21:35 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:07:06 +0100