George Sand et al. in Paris - December, 1842

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 226:

Anyhow she [George Sand] has a very pretty house. From the entrance one proceeds straight to her large drawing-room with its billiard-table. On the mantelpiece stand the things a smoker requires and she is the first to light up her cigar. It is here that she prefers to meet her literary friends, among others Heinrich Heine, who is a most eager listener when Chopin allows himself to be led to the piano in a little side-salon. After letting his hands wander dreamily over the keys for a few moments he suddenly wakes up, and then his playing is stupefying and unbelievably moving in the almost …   more >>
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 226. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


George Sand
memoirist, Novelist

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:18:40 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:29:49 +0100