Michael Kerr in Hamburg - October, 1948

from As Far As I Remember, page 207:

My father had given clear instructions about his funeral [...] His only wish, if it was possible, was that the Second Movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony should be played, the one with the slow, gentle lament like a funeral march. And so it happened, but I don't remember how it was arranged. It was in the Musikhalle, a large hall in the city which had escaped bombing. When we were first taken to see it, Furtwaengler was rehearsing. Then it was filled with flowers. On the day there were about 250 people, the orchestra, and the small coffin on the stage, covered by a Union Jack, which …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kerr, As Far As I Remember (Oxford, 2006), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1404079837931 accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg


Michael Kerr
Author, High Court judge, lawyer

Listening to

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Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Second Movement
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Jochum

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1948
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:10:38 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:59:17 +0100