Concert audience - 1822

from My Musical Life, pages 615-6:

Such a light as LISZT'S could not be long hid; all Vienna in 1822 was talking of the wonderful boy. "Est deus in nobis," wrote the papers rather profanely. The "little Hercules," the "young giant," the boy "virtuoso from the clouds”, were amongst the epithets coined to celebrate his marvellous rendering of HUMMEL’S "Concerto in A" and a free "Fantasia" of his own. The Vienna Concert Hall was crowded to hear him; and the other illustrious artists then, as indeed they have been ever since forced to do wherever LISZT appeared effaced themselves with as good a grace as they could.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 615-6. accessed: 29 May, 2023


Listening to

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Piano Concerto No 5 in A flat
written by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:26:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:23:03 +0100