Thomas Dunhill in Hamburg State Opera - 1 January, 1938

from Thomas Dunhill's Diary, Saturday 1 January, 1938, page 202:


At 1 o'clock I went to the Mercks to lunch. Afterwards, I drove with Dr M and the elder daughter to the Opera House. We had excellent seats in a box facing the stage. The performance began with my ballet [Gallimaufry, performed under the title Die Eiskönigin]. It was conducted by Theo Ziegler (?). Orchestra fine! It all came off most splendidly. The staging and dancing all delightful. Then they did "Maria im Walde" (a lovely episode) and Stewelpeter by Norbert Schultze - a modern who has the courage to be simple! My work was quite modern in …   more >>

cite as

Lewis Foreman, Thomas Dunhill's Diary, Saturday 1 January, 1938. In From Parry to Britten: British Music in Letters, 1900 - 1945 (London, 1987), p. 202. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Hamburg State Opera


Thomas Dunhill
Organist, Composer

Listening to

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written by Dunhill, Thomas F. (Thomas Frederick), 1877-1946
Maria im Walde
written by Norbert Schultze
written by Norbert Schultze

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1938
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Foreman includes a number of letters preceding this entry, which detail the organisation of the ballet's performances in Hamburg.

Originally submitted by kerriedinburgh on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:18:08 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:56:23 +0000