Beatrice Harrison in Berlin - 1911

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 84:

When we got home to Berlin I went to hear Eugen d’Albert play at the Philharmonic Hall with Nikisch conducting. I had heard records of d’Albert and very much wanted to hear him play. He was at his zenith that night; both he and Nikisch seemed inspired. He played the Emperor Concerto, and though such a small being he seemed to have the same inner strength as the great Busoni, who was fortunate in having long fingers. I had just heard Busoni play at the house of a friend, where he would improvise by the hour. I went round to the artistes’ room afterwards and d’Albert expressed the wish …   more >>
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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 84. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Beatrice Harrison

Listening to

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Emperor Concerto
written by Beethoven, Beethoven
performed by Artúr Nikisch, Eugen d'Albert

Experience Information

Date/Time 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 23:05:51 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:45:00 +0000