Johannes Brahms et al. in sassnitz - 13 July, 1876

from Musings & memories of a musician, page 110:

Last evening we were sitting downstairs in the coffee-room, having supper, when suddenly some one in the adjoining dining-hall began to play Chopin's Study in A flat on the piano. I sprang up, intending to put a stop to it, and exclaiming, "Oh, these women!" when Brahms said, " No, my dear, this is no woman." I went into the hall to look, and found he was right. " Yes," he said, " in this respect I am hardly ever mistaken ; and it is by no means an easy thing to distinguish, by the sense of hearing alone, a feminine man from a …   more >>

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 110. accessed: 22 March, 2018

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location of experience: sassnitz


Johannes Brahms
Composer, Pianist
Georg Henschel
Conducting, Composer, Pianist, baritone

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 July, 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:58:19 +0000
Approved on Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:49:57 +0100