Amy Fay in Weimar - May, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 220:

Yesterday I had prepared for him his Au Bord d'une Source. I was nervous and played badly. He was not to be put out, however, but acted as if he thought I had played charmingly, and then he sat down and played the whole piece himself, oh, so exquisitely! It made me feel like a wood-chopper. The notes just seemed to ripple off his fingers' ends with scarce any perceptible motion. As he neared the close I remarked that that funny little expression came over his face which he always has when he means to surprise you, and he suddenly took an unexpected chord and extemporized a…   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 220. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay

Listening to

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Au Bord d'une Source
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:04:13 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:51:36 +0100