Chopin in Vienna - August, 1829

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 23-24:

From my previous letter you learnt, my dearest parents, that I had allowed myself to be persuaded to give a concert; and so yesterday, Tuesday, at seven o'clock in the evening I made my bow on the stage of the Royal and Imperial Opera House! The sort of performance that took place yesterday in this theatre is called here a "Musical Academy". Since I got nothing out of it, and did not try to get anything, Count Gallenberg put it on quickly and arranged the programme thus: A Beethoven Overture; My Variations; Song by [Miss] Veltheim; My Rondo [and] then another song after which the evening …   more >>

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 23-24. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Composer, Pianist

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1829
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:38:03 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:23:57 +0100