Amy Fay in Weimar - May, 1873
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 214-216:
[Liszt] invited me... to a matinee he was going to give on Sunday for some countess of distinction who was here for a few days...He played five times, but no great work, which was a disappointment to me, particularly as the last three times he played duetts with a leading Weimar artist named Lassen, who was present. He made me come and turn the leaves. Gracious! how he does read! It is very difficult to turn for him, for he reads ever so far ahead of what he is playing, and takes in fully five bars at a glance, so you have to guess about where you think he would … more >>
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 214-216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424797402367 accessed: 17 September, 2021
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
The persons attending are described as ' the Grand Duke himself, the other was the Countess von M. (born a Russian Princess), and the third was a Russian minister's wife.'