Chopin in Vienna - June, 1831

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 83-84:

I didn't get home last night until twelve, for it was St John's day, which is also Malfatti's name-day. Mechetti had prepared a surprise for him: Wild, Cicimara, Mlles Emmering and Lutzer, together with your humble servant, gave him an unusual musical treat. I have never heard the quartet from Rossini's Moses better performed; but "O quante lagrime" was incomparably better sung by Mlle Gladkowska at my farewell concert in Warsaw. Wild was in good voice and I performed the duties of conductor. Cicimara declared that there is no one in Vienna who accompanies like me. I thought to …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 83-84. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Quartet from Rossini's 'Moses'
written by Rossini
performed by Cicimara, Lutzer, Mlle Emmering, Chopin, Wild

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:14:34 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:27:31 +0100