Chopin in Vienna - May, 1831
from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 82:
On Wednesday I was at the Bayers' with Slavik until two in the morning. He is the only one of the artists here with whom I am in sympathy and intimate contact. That evening he played like a second Paganini, but a Paganini rejuvenated, one who with time will surpass the first. I shouldn't believe it if I had not heard him frequently: I really am sorry that Titus has not met him. He makes the listener speechless and brings tears to one's eyes more than that, he makes even tigers cry, for both Prince G. and Iskr. went away deeply moved.
Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 82. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426502577132 accessed: 30 March, 2023
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:42:57 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:08:54 +0100