Frankly, however, what Moguls & Movie Stars needed was the unerring eye of a Thalberg or a Mayer for storytelling.
The virtuoso, however, whose appearance caused the greatest sensation was Thalberg.
After Chopin, Thalberg, and Henselt, the orchestral school had its sway—it still has.
It was not till the time of Liszt, Thalberg, and Chopin that the pedals became a power in pianoforte-playing.
Thalberg, by the by, had brought a letter from the great Austrian to the Paris authorities.
This trick of treating the melody was not new with Thalberg.
Thalberg is also here, and playing famously, but he is not the man for me.
"Tomorrow, then, I'll ask for Thalberg's resignation," was the reply.
Thalberg was the first pianist in Europe, contended every one.
Farther sensational improvements were probably the result of the Thalberg contest in Paris during 1835.