Chopin in London - May, 1848

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 317:

Yesterday I dined with Jenny Lind and afterwards she sang Swedish songs to me until midnight. This music has a distinctive character, just as ours has. We have something Slavonic; they have something Scandinavian-- quite different from each other, and yet we are closer to them than an Italian is to a Spaniard.

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 317. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Swedish songs performed by Jenny Lind

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1848
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:50:11 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:39:33 +0100