Alexander Mackenzie in Edinburgh - 1879

from A Musician's Narrative , page 85:

The chief exponent of a different school of pianism was Clara Schumann, whose warm tone and dignified interpretations of her husband's compositions I had the opportunity of admiring on two occasions. The privilege of hearing and meeting her (in Edinburgh, probably in 1879) enables me to record the same sense of restraint–almost reticence–which a performance of Kinderscenen left upon me. And I recall how the sad-faced lady unexpectedly announced the title of the final number, "Der Dichter spricht," before playing it. She said little more during the whole evening. Of the beauty of touch and …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 85. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Edinburgh


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Der Dichter spricht
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Clara Schumann
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Clara Schumann

Experience Information

Date/Time 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 22:19:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:43:02 +0100