Joseph Joachim in London - 1872

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, pages 31-2:


In the spring of the following year (1872) Max obtained a letter of introduction to Joseph Joachim. An appointment was made, and one morning we found ourselves in the presence of the “king of violinists" at the house of his late brother, Henry Joachim, with whom he always resided when staying in London. I do not know which of us was the more nervous. Max or myself (I was there as his accompanist); but I do know that he utterly failed to do…   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 31-2. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: London


Joseph Joachim
Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Violin concerto
written by Viotti, Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Hermann Klein, Max Klein

Experience Information

Date/Time 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by sp327 on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:01:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:02:05 +0100