Hermann Klein in Royal Academy, London - 6 April, 1886

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, page 180:

I first heard [Franz Liszt] play on April 6 [1886], when he went to the Royal Academy to hand over to the committee of management the sum of £1100, raised through the efforts of Walter Bache for the foundation of a "Liszt scholarship" at that institution. The shout of joy uttered by the students when he sat down at the piano was something to remember. It was followed by an intense silence. Then the aged but still nimble fingers ran lightly over the keys, and I was listening for the first time in my life to Franz Liszt. To attempt to describe his playing, …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439314018626 accessed: 28 November, 2023

location of experience: Royal Academy, London


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 April, 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:26:58 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:23:07 +0000