Alexander Ewing - 1876

from Impressions That Remained Memoirs, page 125:

I heard Madame Schumann yesterday play unsurpassably, Nos. 2, 5, 4 and 8 of her husband's Kreisleriana. The Concert Room was thronged to the roof, and contained Royalty in the front row. She is in great form, quite recovered apparently. It is a thing altogether unparalleled in its way to hear her play his things. It is quite as if he were in the midst of us (as doubtless he is). When one thinks of all their story, and looks at her, surviving still to interpret him to us, there is a something quite sui generis about it all.

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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, Impressions That Remained Memoirs (New York City, 1946), p. 125. accessed: 1 June, 2023


Alexander Ewing

Listening to

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Kreisleriana Nos. 2, 5, 4, 8
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Clara Schumann

Experience Information

Date/Time 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:03:55 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:28:52 +0100