Richard Wagner in Rome - the 1860's

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 229-230:

On one occasion he [Richard Wagner] wrote, in relation to this speciality of his illustrious father-in-law : "He who has enjoyed frequent opportunities, particularly in a small intimate circle, of hearing Liszt play — Beethoven's music, for example — must have realised the fact that the playing in question was not mere reproduction, but actual production. The real boundary- line between these two achievements is not so easily settled as most people believe; but this I have ascertained beyond dispute — that in order to reproduce …   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 229-230. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451833401859 accessed: 21 January, 2022

location of experience: Rome

Listeners

Richard Wagner
Theatre director, Composer, Conducting
1813-1883

Listening to

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Beethoven's Op. 106 or 111
written by Beethoven
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:03:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:49:57 +0000