Chopin in Warsaw - September, 1830

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 55:

Yesterday I went to Cichocki's (the fat fellow's) birthday party. I played Spohr's quintet for piano, clarinet, bassoon, French horn and flute most beautiful, but badly written for the piano. Everything he tried to write expressly for piano display is intolerably difficult and it is often impossible to work out a fingering. The quintet was supposed to be played at seven o'clock but we did not begin until eleven... I was there till three o'clock. The quintet began so late because the ballet rehearsal lasted until eleven: you will gather from that what an enormous ballet it is. There will be a…   more >>
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Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 55. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Louis Spohr
performed by Chopin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:56:45 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:31:43 +0100