Littleton family in London - the 1880's

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 179-180:

Liszt himself did not then play [aged 75], 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. The welcome he received everywhere exceeded in warmth and spontaneity the expectations of his most fanatical admirers. Still more did the …   more >>

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 179-180. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Listening to

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Improvisation on St Elizabeth Oratorio
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:24:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:22:17 +0000