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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426841410712 accessed: 29 June, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Chopin
Composer, Pianist
1810-1849

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