Chopin in Vienna - December, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 75:

Next morning I was awakened by an invitation to dinner at Mme Elkan's, the Polish wife of a banker. I got up, played a little in a gloomy mood. Then Nidecki came with Leidenfrost and Steinkeller and when we separated I went off to dine with Malfatti...Wild, the famous and indeed the leading German tenor of the day, came after dinner, I accompanied him from memory in an aria from Otello which he sang in masterly fashion. He and Heinefetter are the mainstays of the opera here, which is moreover so wretched that it is no credit to Vienna.
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 75. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Aria from Otello
written by Giuseppe Verdi
performed by Wild

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:27:05 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:59:26 +0100