Alexander Mackenzie in Florence - the 1890's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 104:

So Buonamici contented himself with a numerous but select clientele of private pupils, such as did not mind waiting an hour or so should he be detained in conversation with any attractive dog he might happen to meet and admire, and with occasional public appearances, mostly made at the pressing instigation of his friends. Possessed of a singularly beautiful touch and velvet tone (the nearest approach to that of Rubinstein in his gentler moods I have yet heard), his playing of Beethoven and Chopin was wholly admirable, and excelling as he did in that searching test of musicianship–chamber …   more >>
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Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 104. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Florence


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Music by Beethoven
written by Beethoven
performed by Buonamici
Music by Chopin
written by Chopin
performed by Buonamici

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Mon, 18 May 2015 20:18:11 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:39:02 +0100