Maude V. White in House of the late Mr. W. G. Cusins, Wimpole Street, London. - 1879

from Friends and Memories, page 180:

He [Mr. Tobias Matthay] played splendidly that day, and I am sure that had it not been for the hard and fast rule that composers were to be given the preference, I would not have stood half a chance of competing successfully against him. Mr. Eyres must have forgotten to close the drawing-room door during his turn, for I heard him perfectly, and I remember the spirit, the “entrain,” and the faultless execution with which he played. I recollect thinking, “That puts an end to my chances.” I have always cared tremendously for the player who plays with absolute conviction…   more >>

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Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 180. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: House of the late Mr. W. G. Cusins, Wimpole Street, London.


Maude V. White

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performance of 'Unknown' performed by Mr. Tobias Matthay

Experience Information

Date/Time 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Gorwel Owen on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:09:52 +0000
Approved on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:00:43 +0100