Amy Fay et al. in Weimar - June, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 228:

Liszt does such bewitching little things! The other day, for instance, Fräulein Gaul was playing something to him, and in it were two runs, and after each run two staccato chords. She did them most beautifully, and struck the chords immediately after. "No, no," said Liszt, "after you make a run you must wait a minute before you strike the chords, as if in admiration of your own performance. You must pause, as if to say, 'How nicely I did that.'" Then he sat down and made a run himself, waited a second, and then struck the two chords in the treble, saying as he did so "Bra-vo,"…   more >>

cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 228. accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay
Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]

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 22:31:39 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:59:39 +0100