Friedrich Kalkbrenner in Paris - December, 1831

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 98:

On being introduced to Kalkbrenner he invites me to play something. Willy nilly, not having heard him beforehand but knowing how Herz plays, I sit down at the piano, having put aside every shred of conceit. I played my E minor Concerto which the Rhinelanders the Lindpainters, Bergs, Stunzes and all Bavaria could not praise highly enough. I surprised M. Kalkbrenner, who at once questioned me as to whether I was a pupil of Field, for he found that I have the style of Cramer and the touch of Field. I was terribly pleased to hear that and even more pleased when Kalkbrenner took his seat at the …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 98. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Friedrich Kalkbrenner
piano manufacturer, piano teacher, Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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E Minor Concerto
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:28:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:39:48 +0100