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 >>

cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 214-216. accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1873
Medium live
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.'

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:03:22 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:43:42 +0100