Amy Fay et al. in Weimar - May, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 208-209:

After he had finished his cigar, Liszt got up and said, "America is now to have the floor," and requested Miss W. to play for him. This was a dreadful ordeal for us new arrivals, for we had not expected to be called upon. I began to quake inwardly, for I had been without a piano for nearly a week, and was not at all prepared to play to him, while Miss W. had been up since five o'clock in the morning, and had travelled all day. However, there was no getting off. A request from Liszt is a command, and Miss W. sat down, and acquitted herself as well as could have been expected under the …   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 208-209. accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay
Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]

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A flat major Ballade
written by Chopin
performed by Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:33:30 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:31:45 +0100