Sigismond Thalberg - the 1840's

from Memories: an autobiography, pages 43-4:

I do not remember if it
was in this year or in 1843 that the great pianist
Thalberg was in London during the summer months,
but I do distinctly remember playing to him his
celebrated study on repeated notes in A minor, in
the front drawing-room of the old Hanover Square
Rooms, and the eminent virtuoso having his hand on
my shoulder, indicating by increased pressure when
he wanted a crescendo, a ritardando, or any of the
other nuances which give to interpretation its 
greatest charm. I was then a mere boy, and
knew not …   more >>

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Walter Cecil McFarren, Memories: an autobiography (London, 1905), p. 43-4. accessed: 27 May, 2024


Sigismond Thalberg

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Study in A Minor
written by Sigismond Thalberg
performed by Walter Cecil McFarren

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:36:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:27:31 +0100