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.
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 82. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1831
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:42:58 +0000
Approved on Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:39:24 +0000