Concert audience in Italy - 1823

from My Musical Life, page 618:

He was only twelve when he played for the first time at the Italian Opera, and one of those singular incidents which remind one of PAGANINI'S triumphs occurred. At the close of a bravura cadenza the band forgot to come in, so absorbed were the musicians in watching the young prodigy. Their failure was worth a dozen successes to LISZT. The ball of the marvellous was fairly set rolling.

cite as

Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 618. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438004319285 accessed: 8 December, 2021

location of experience: Italy

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performance of 'unspecified' performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1823
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:38:39 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:20:51 +0100