Sophie Augustine Leo in Paris - mid 19th Century
Up to now, Liszt, Thalberg, and Halle have been his [Chopin's] worthiest successors. Since I have heard all of Chopin's compositions countless times from their composer himself, and, at the same time, have observed the three pianists just mentioned on various occasions from the beginnings of their careers to the present, I can say with assurance that Chopin exerted a decisive influence on the taste and style of these admirable artists.
W. Oliver Strunk and Sophie Augustine Leo, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part II. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 403. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425464014753 accessed: 28 May, 2022
location of experience: Paris
Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:13:34 +0000