Amy Fay in Berlin - November, 1870

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 108-9:

On Saturday night I went to a superb concert given for the benefit of the wounded. The royal orchestra played, and as it was in the Sing-Akademie, where the acoustic is very remarkable, the orchestral performance seemed phenomenal. Generally, this orchestra plays in the opera house, which is so much larger that the effect is not so great. The last thing they played was the "Ritt der Walküren," by Wagner. It was the first time it was given in Berlin, and it is a wonderful composition. It represents the ride of the Walküre-maidens into Valhalla, and when you hear it it seems as if you could …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 108-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422913311804 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Listening to

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E Minor Concerto
written by Chopin
performed by Carl Tausig
Ritt der Walküren
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Royal Orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:41:52 +0000