Georg Henschel in Westphalia - 1877

from Musings & memories of a musician, page 83:

At the concert [at the annual "Caecilien-Fest" at Münster in Westphalia] Brahms played his concerto superbly. I especially noted his emphasizing each of those tremendous shakes in the first movement by placing a short rest between the last note of one and the first small note before the next. During those short stops he would lift his hands up high and let them come down on the keys with a force like that of a lion's paw. It was grand.

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 83. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Westphalia


Georg Henschel
baritone, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:23:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:44:07 +0100