Alexander Mackenzie in Sondershausen - the 1860's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 39:

Another uncomfortable experience was mine when Liszt's pupil Ratzenberger played his mater's Concerto in E flat at an evening concert at Court. Published only five years before, that now popular work had been as yet very rarely performed and was considered to be the last word in pianism. The composer only played it twice in public. Etiquette ordained the provision of a white waistcoat, and Frack, as well as my first white necktie. The Concerto calls for energetic visor on the part of all concerned, and–no chairs being permitted except for the 'cellists–we stood on a highly-polished floor. …   more >>
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 39. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Sondershausen


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat
written by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 17:43:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:54:26 +0100