Saint-Saens in Heidelberg - 1912

from Musical Memories, page 131:

I can speak but briefly of the numerous soloists. We neither judge nor compare such talents as those of Busoni, Friedheim, and Risler. We are satisfied with admiring them. However, if a prize must be awarded, I should give it to Risler for his masterly interpretation of the great Sonata in B minor. He made the most of it in every way, in all its power and in all its delicacy. When it is given in this way, it is one of the finest sonatas imaginable. But such a performance is rare, for it is beyond the average artist.
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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 131. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432545258735 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Heidelberg

Listeners

Saint-Saens
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1835-1921

Listening to

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Sonata in B Minor
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Risler

Experience Information

Date/Time 1912
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Mon, 25 May 2015 10:14:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:14:49 +0100