Chopin in Vienna - December, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 76:

Thalberg plays famously but he is not my man; he is younger than I, popular with the ladies, writes Pot-pourris on themes from Masaniello, produces piano with the pedal instead of with the hand, takes tenths as easily as I do octaves and wears diamond shirt-studs. Moscheles does not impress him so it's not surprising that he liked only the tuttis of my concertos. He too writes concertos.

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 76. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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themes from 'Masaniello' performed by Sigismond Thalberg
piano music performed by Sigismond Thalberg

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:29:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:04:48 +0100