Mozart in Augsburg - 1777

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 69:

When I was at Stein’s house the other day he put before me a sonata by Beecke - I think I have told you that already. That reminds me, now for his little daughter [Maria Anna (Nanette) Stein, child prodigy]. Anyone who sees and hears her play and can keep from laughing must, like her father, be made of stone. For instead of sitting in the middle of the clavier, she sits right opposite the treble, as it gives her more chance of flopping about and making grimaces. She rolls her eyes and smirks. When a passage is repeated, she plays it more slowly the second time. If it has to be played …   more >>

cite as

Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424649094872 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Augsburg

Listeners

Mozart
Composer
1756-1791

Experience Information

Date/Time 1777
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Notes

Letter from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father Leopold Mozart (1719–1787), Auhsburg, October 23, 1777.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:51:34 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:32:10 +0000