Bertha Collier et al. in Royal Albert Hall - May, 1877

from Diary of Lady Mary Monkswell, 7 May 1877, pages 23-24:

The great Wagner gave the first of a series of concerts in the Albert Hall. Bertha [Collier] & I went (price 15/-). I was much interested to see the old boy, the idol of so many hearts including Mr. Dannreuther’s [a well-known music master of the period]. He is about 60—short with a hooked nose, & thick short grey hair. He conducted—the cheered him immensely. The Modern School feel for him as their ancestors felt for Beethoven, a dangerous innovator & a surpassing genius. They played parts of Rienzi, Tannhäuser, & the Rhine Gold—this last I am free to confess was beyond me.
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Lady Mary Monkswell, Diary of Lady Mary Monkswell, 7 May 1877. In Hon. E. C. F. Collier (ed.), A Victorian Diarist: Extracts from the Journals of Mary, Lady Monkswell, 1873-1895 (1944), p. 23-24. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1389914384711 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Royal Albert Hall

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Das Rheingold
written by Richard Wagner
Rienzi
written by Richard Wagner
'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by Michelle Meinhart on Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:19:44 +0000