Chopin in Vienna - December, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 72:

Best known among the many Viennese entertainments are those evenings in the beer-halls where Strauss or Lanner (who correspond to the Swieszewskis in Warsaw) play waltzes during supper. After each waltz the applause is terrific: but if they play a "quodlibet", i.e. a pot-pourri of opera-tunes, songs and dances, the audience are so delighted that they can scarcely contain themselves. It just shows you how corrupted the taste of the Viennese public is.
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 72. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:55:29 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:57:08 +0100