Joseph Filtsch et al. in Paris - March, 1842

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 217:

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.
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 217. accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Thirteenth Nocturne [C minor, Op. 48]
written by Chopin
performed by Carl Filtsch

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:37:52 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:23:05 +0100