George Grove - April, 1886

from Letter from George Grove to Mrs. Wodehouse, 10 April 1886, page 311:

I went to Liszt's reception on Thursday and was delighted (1) by his playing, so calm, clear, correct, refined–so entirely unlike the style of the so-called 'Liszt School'–(2) by his face. Directly he sat down he dismissed that very artificial smile, which he always wears, and his face assumed the most beautiful serene look with enormous power and repose in it. It was quite a wonderful sight.
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George Grove, Letter from George Grove to Mrs. Wodehouse, 10 April 1886. In Charles L. Graves (ed.), The Life and Letters of Sir George Grove, C.B. (London, 1903), p. 311. accessed: 31 March, 2023


George Grove
Director Royal College of Music, Writer

Listening to

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Franz Liszt performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:06:38 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:03 +0100