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.
Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 76. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426501785476 accessed: 22 September, 2023
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|themes from 'Masaniello'||performed by Sigismond Thalberg|
|piano music||performed by Sigismond Thalberg|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|