Henry Littleton in Westwood House, Sydenham - 1886

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900, page 179:

Liszt himself did not then play, though, when spending subsequent evenings at home in the Littleton family circle, he almost always went to the piano of his own accord and enchanted them with some piece or improvisation of his own. Once he surprised them by extemporizing marvelously upon themes from his oratorio “St. Elizabeth", performances of which he attended both at St. James's Hall and the Crystal Palace.
cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, 1870-1900 (New York City, 1903), p. 179. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438262649189 accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Westwood House, Sydenham


Listening to

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Extemporisation on 'St. Elizabeth'
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1886
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:24:09 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:35:41 +0100