Amy Fay in Weimar - May, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 209-210:

He did not play to us at all, except when some one asked him if he had heard R. play that afternoon. R. is a young organist from Leipsic, who telegraphed to Liszt to ask him if he might come over and play to him on the organ. Liszt, with his usual amiability, answered that he might. "Oh," said Liszt, with an indescribably comic look, "he improvised for me a whole half-hour in this style,"—and then he got up and went to the piano, and without sitting down he played some ridiculous chords in the middle of the key-board, and then little trills and turns high up in the treble, which made us all …   more >>
cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 209-210. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424795765018 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Weimar

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

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 16:36:05 +0000