Chopin in Warsaw - May, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 45:

Mr Woerlitzer, pianist to His Majesty the King of Prussia, has been here for the last two weeks. The young fellow plays quite nicely. He is Jewish and hence learns very quickly. He has a thorough grasp of the few pieces he let us hear. He has been to see me. He is really still a child he's sixteen. Moscheles' Variations on Alexander's March is his show-piece. It seems to me he plays them perfectly, leaving nothing to be desired. He has twice appeared in public and each time played these Variations. When you hear him you will be pleased with his playing although, entre nous, he is still far …   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 45. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Variations on Alexander's March
written by Ignatz Moscheles
performed by Mr Woerlitzer

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:11:46 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:40:23 +0100