Johann Friedrich Reichardt in Hamburg - between 1774 and 1776

from Letter from Johann Friedrich Reichardt to Carl Gottlied Richter, page 124:

I cannot describe to you in words the searing fire that blazes through the work...I was at times excited into a frenzy…Of the excellence with respect to the harmony I am not in a position to tell you anything; you know this great master already too well, to require an analysis of the individual beauties of this work, in order to deem him a perfect master of harmony. Only this much must I say to you: you would find there a wealth of new, grand, and sublime features and modulations that are perhaps to be encountered in no other musical work.
cite as

Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Letter from Johann Friedrich Reichardt to Carl Gottlied Richter , volume 1 (1977), p. 124. accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Hamburg


Listening to

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Die Israelisten in der Wüste
written by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1774 and 1776
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:46:28 +0000