Robert Schumann in Leipzig - September, 1836

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 137:

[Letter from Robert Schumann to conductor Heinrich Dorn]

Just as I received your letter two days ago and was on the point of answering it, who do you think walked in? Chopin!... He gave me a new Ballade in G minor. It seems to me his most inspired work (if not the one most filled with genius), and I told him I liked it best of all his works. After a long pause for reflection he said with great emphasis, 'Tm glad you think so ; it is my favourite too.' ' Besides that he played a whole number of new studies, Nocturnes and Mazurkas everything incomparably. It fills you with …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 137. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Leipzig


Listening to

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Ballade in G minor
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1836
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:04:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:13:37 +0100