Ada Galsworthy in Munich - between 20 October, 1878 and 23 November, 1878

from Over the Hills and Far Away, page 80:

At the Hotel Bellevue [...] I saw for the first and last time Franz Liszt. I was sitting in the reading room of the good old hotel when the door exactly facing me opened a little and that marvellous old head looked smilingly in and quietly withdrew. I was intensely excited [...]. The next day (at midday table d'hote- no little tables in those days) Liszt sat at the head of the long table, his daughter Cosima, Siegfried Wagner, Eugen d'Albert and Stavenhagen neighbouring him, so that my insignificant self was only about four seats from the fountainhead. It was a joy to be there, if only to …   more >>
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Ada Galsworthy, Over the Hills and Far Away (London, 1939), p. 80. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Munich


Ada Galsworthy
Pianist, Secretary, Songwriter, Translation

Listening to

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The Ring Cycle
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Orchestra and singers of Munich Royal Theatre

Experience Information

Date/Time between 20 October, 1878 and 23 November, 1878
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Ada, who was travelling in Europe with her mother, was an accomplished pianist and taking lessons in Dresden; she would have only been 14 years old, if this was indeed the first Munich performance of the full Ring Cycle which she remembered. Liszt would have been 69 not 80.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:53:55 +0000