Chopin in Warsaw - August, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 51-52:

Szembek is very musical, an excellent violinist (he was once a pupil of Rode) and a confirmed admirer of Paganini hence a good type of musician. He ordered his band to perform. They had practised all the morning and I heard amazing things. Everything was played on the sort of trumpet they call bugles. Would you believe it, they performed chromatic scales with incredible speed, making diminuendi towards the lower notes. I had to single out for praise their soloist who, I see, won't be in the service much longer, poor fellow, for he looks consumptive although he is still quite young. It gave …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 51-52. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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F minor Concerto
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:47:28 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:12:16 +0100