Amy Fay in Berlin - late March, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 57-58:

I went to hear Haydn's Jahreszeiten a few evenings since, and it is the most charming work—such a happy combination of grave and gay! He wrote it when he was seventy years old, and it is so popular that one has great difficulty in getting a ticket for it. The salon was entirely filled, so that I had to take a seat in the loge, where the places are pretty poor, though I went early, too. The work is sung like an oratorio, in arias, recitatives and choruses, and is interspersed with charming little songs. It represents the four seasons of the year, and each part is prefaced by a little overture…   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 57-58. accessed: 6 February, 2023

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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written by Haydn

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:53:16 +0000