Amy Fay in Berlin - March, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 51-52:

On Wednesday the Bancrofts most kindly called for me to go to the opera with them... [E]verything was charming except that instead of Lohengrin, which we had expected to hear, they had changed the opera to Faust, which I had heard the week before. Faust is, however, a fascinating opera, and it is beautifully given here, albeit the Germans stick to it that it is Gounod's Faust and not Goethe's. Since I have come here I have a perfect passion for going to the opera, for everything is done in such superb fashion, and they have the orchestra of the Symphony Kapelle, which is so splendid that it …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 51-52. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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written by Charles Gounod
performed by Albert Niemann, Mallinger, Symphony Kapelle, Wachtel

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1870
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:40:26 +0000