Felix Mendelssohn et al. in Leipzig - October, 1835

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 130:

[Letter from Felix Mendelssohn to his sister Fanny Hensel]

It really was a sight to be seen on Sunday evening when I had to play him my oratorio [St Paul] while inquisitive Leipzigers crowded on tiptoe into the room so as to be able to say they had seen Chopin. Between the first and second parts of the oratorio he dashed off his new studies and latest concerto to the astonishment of the Leipzigers, and then I went on with my St Paul just as if an Iroquois and a Kaffir had met and conversed.

cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 130. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426602303715 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Felix Mendelssohn
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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Chopin's new studies and concerto
written by Chopin
performed by Chopin
Mendelssohn's oratoria 'St Paul'
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1835
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:25:03 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:09:20 +0100