Czar Nicholas Alexandreivich in Saint Petersburg - mid 19th Century

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 231-232:

During Liszt's second visit to St. Petersburg, the Czar Nicholas invited him to a soirée at the Winter Palace, and in the course of the evening personally asked him to play. An imperial request being equivalent to a command, Liszt sat down to the piano and commenced one of his brilliant Hungarian Rhapsodies. The Czar, instead of bestowing that exclusive attention upon the performance to which Liszt was accustomed, and which, in fact, he exacted from his audiences in private as well as in public — no matter of what exalted elements …   more >>

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William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 231-232. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451834982684 accessed: 25 June, 2022

location of experience: Saint Petersburg

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Hungarian Rhapsody in A minor
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:29:42 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:28 +0000