Carl Czerny in Vienna - between 1801 and 1804

from Recollections from My Life, pages 308-309:

On one occasion the party was a good bit larger than usual, and among the many elegant persons I was especially fascinated by a very striking young man. [...] As usual there was music, and finally this young man was asked to play. And what an accomplished pianist he turned out to be! [...] Never before had I heard such novel and dazzling difficulties such cleanliness and elegance in performance, nor such intimate and tender expression, nor even so much good taste in improvisation; when later he performed a few of Mozart's sonatas with violin (he was accompanied by Krommer) these compositions, …   more >>
cite as

Ernest Sanders and Carl Czerny, Recollections from My Life. In The Musical Quarterly, Vol.42, No. 3 , volume 42 (July, 1956), p. 308-309. accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna


Carl Czerny
Historian, Theorist, Composer, Pianist […]

Listening to

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Mozart sonatas
written by Mozart
performed by Franz Krommer, Johann Nepomuk Hummel
piano music
written by Litz, Carl Tausig, Chopin
performed by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1801 and 1804
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Fri, 29 May 2015 09:36:05 +0100