Joseph Gelinek in Vienna - between 1795 and 1819

from Recollections from My Life, page 304:

Yesterday was a day I'll remember! That young fellow must be in league with the devil. I've never heard anybody play like that! I gave him a theme to improvise on, and I assure you I've never even heard Mozart improvise so admirably. Then he played some of his own compositions, which are marvellous - really wonderful - and he manages difficulties and effects at the keyboard that we never even dreamed of.
cite as

Ernest Sanders and Carl Czerny, Recollections from My Life. In The Musical Quarterly, Vol.42, No. 3 , volume 42 (July, 1956), p. 304. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Joseph Gelinek

Listening to

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performed by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1795 and 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by mallen on Wed, 27 May 2015 16:17:23 +0100