Amy Fay in Weimar - June, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 222-223:

One day this week, when we were with Liszt, he was in such high spirits that it was as if he had suddenly become twenty years younger. A student from the Stuttgardt conservatory played a Liszt Concerto. His name is V., and he is dreadfully nervous. Liszt kept up a little running fire of satire all the time he was playing, but in a good-natured way. I shouldn't have minded it if it had been I. In fact, I think it would have inspired me; but poor V. hardly knew whether he was on his head or on his feet. It was too funny. Everything that Liszt says is so striking. For instance, in one place …   more >>

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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 222-223. accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay

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written by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:10:23 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:55:51 +0100