in Boston - July, 1872

from The Grenadier Guards band at the Boston Jubilee:

Godfrey’s band was a new revelation to the musicians present. Here was a military band playing the overture to Der Freischutz, producing a softness and yet a power of tone from brass instruments such as all here were unaccustomed to, limning the grand work with all the nuances of expression, and presenting it from beginning to end with an intelligence and clearness of conception that seemed marvellous.
cite as

The Grenadier Guards band at the Boston Jubilee. In The Era (14 July, 1872). http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386515158030 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Boston

Listening to

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Overture to Der Freischutz
written by Carl Maria von Weber, Willem Mengelberg
performed by Band of the Grenadier Guards

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:05:58 +0000