William Beatty-Kingston in Berlin

from Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, pages 212-213:

 It is just possible that Brahms himself could play them [Beethoven's sonatas] as they ought to be played, if he would take the trouble to practise them. This, however, he does not do — or did not when I was privileged to meet and hear him — and there are but few pianists living who combine the physical strength, manual skill, and intellectual quickness that may enable a performer hors ligne to overcome the formidable difficulties with which the works above alluded to teem. To sum up Brahms 'pianofort' playing in a few words,…   more >>

cite as

William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 212-213. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448315009823 accessed: 5 July, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

William Beatty-Kingston
journalist, Librettist, memoirist, Translation
1837-1900

Listening to

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Beethoven's Sonatas
written by Beethoven
performed by Brahams

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:43:30 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:44:15 +0000