Clara Schumann et al. in Dresden - at the end of 1845

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 161:

Lately we [Robert and Clara Schumann] have been absorbed in your organ sonatas, unfortunately with the piano as substitute; but we should have discovered that they were yours without the name on the cover. They are stamped on every page with that striving after perfection which makes me look to you as my model. Then the poetry and originality of the form! Each sonata is rounded off to a complete picture. Bach’s music gives me the impression of himself seated at the organ. But yours brings me a vision of a Cecilia fingering the keys. How charming that that should be your wife’s name, too! …   more >>
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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. 161. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424691436844 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Dresden

Listeners

Clara Schumann
Composer, Pianist
1819-1896

Listening to

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Mendelssohn Organ Sonatas
written by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1845
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Notes

Letter from Robert Schumann to Felix Mendelssohn, Dresden, October 22, 1845.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:37:16 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:02:20 +0000