Amy Fay in Berlin - April, 1871

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, page 117:

I heard his [Wagner's] opera of Tannhaüser the other day, and I was perfectly carried away with the overture, which I had not heard for a long time. The orchestra played it magnificently, and I think it quite equal to Beethoven. Wagner's theory is that music is a cry of the mind, and his compositions certainly illustrate it. All other music pales before it in passion and intensity.
cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423001456740 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Amy Fay
Pianist
1844-1928

Listening to

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'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time April, 1871
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:10:56 +0000