Chopin in Warsaw - June, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 47:

[Mlle Sontag's] diminuendi are the non plus ultra, her portamenti wonderful and her scales, particularly the chromatic scales, are unsurpassable. She sang us an aria of Mercadante very, very, very charmingly, and Rode's Variations, especially the last one with the trills, couldn't have been better. The Variations on a Swiss theme gave such pleasure that, when she was recalled, instead of making deep curtsies she sang them again!

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 47. accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Mercadante
performed by Mile Sontag
written by Jacques Pierre Joseph Rode
performed by Mile Sontag

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:34:29 +0000
Approved on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:49:28 +0100