Chopin in Distrito de Wrocław - October, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 61-2:

We were at the local music club where the conductor Schnabel had invited me to the rehearsal for the concert to be given that evening. They have such concerts here three times a week. At rehearsal the orchestra turned out to be, as usual, quite small, with a piano and a local civil servant, an amateur called Hellwig, who was getting ready to play Moscheles's first E flat Concerto. Before he took his seat Schnabel, who had not heard me for four years, asked me to try the piano. I could hardly refuse, so I sat down and played a couple of Variations...At the rehearsal the Germans were surprised …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 61-2. accessed: 22 February, 2024

location of experience: Distrito de Wrocław


Composer, Pianist

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written by Chopin
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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:24:12 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:48:51 +0100