Amy Fay in Weimar - July, 1873

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 242-243:

Liszt sometimes strikes wrong notes when he plays, but it does not trouble him in the least. On the contrary, he rather enjoys it... It always amuses him instead of disconcerting him when he comes down squarely wrong, as it affords him an opportunity of displaying his ingenuity and giving things such a turn that the false note will appear simply a key leading to new and unexpected beauties. An accident of this kind happened to him in one of the Sunday matinees, when the room was full of distinguished people and of his pupils. He was rolling up the piano in arpeggios in a very grand…   more >>

cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 242-243. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Weimar


Amy Fay

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1873
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:54:22 +0000
Approved on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:20:05 +0100