Joseph Filtsch et al. in Paris - March, 1842
Karl played the Thirteenth Nocturne [C minor, Op. 48] and Chopin came up to me
and whispered, "No one in the world will ever play it like him . . . except myself'" Karl was asked: "Why don't you play the Nocturne in the same way as Chopin or your brother?" He replied, "I cannot play with someone else's feelings." Even Chopin was stupefied by this bold and original answer which pleased him greatly, like nearly everything else the boy does.
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:37:52 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:23:05 +0100