Joseph Joachim in London - in the beginning of 1872

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 31-32:

In the...[Spring of 1872, my brother 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 himself justice. After he had played a page or two of one of Rode 's concertos, Herr Joachim stopped him and asked whether he …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 31-32. accessed: 28 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Joseph Joachim
Violinist, Composer, Conducting

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Hermann Klein, Max Klein

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:25:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:45:44 +0000