Felix Mendelssohn in Leipzig - October, 1835

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 129-130:

[Letter from Felix Meldelssohn to his sister Fanny Hensel]

On the same day, after I had accompanied the Hensels to Delitsch, Chopin arrived: he intended to stay only one day and so we spent it together making music. I cannot deny, dear Fanny, that I have lately found that you did not do him full justice in the opinion you expressed; perhaps he was not in the right mood for playing when you heard him, as may quite often be the case with him. But on me his playing has again made an enchanting impression and I am convinced that if you and father had heard some of his better …   more >>

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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 129-130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426602042211 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Felix Mendelssohn
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

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Date/Time October, 1835
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:20:42 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:01:46 +0100