Amy Fay in Berlin - May, 1871

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 118-120:

Wagner has just been in Berlin, and his arrival here has been the occasion of a grand musical excitement.... [O]n Sunday, two weeks ago, was given a concert in the Sing-Akademie, where the seats were free.... The orchestra was immense. It was carefully selected from all the orchestras in Berlin, and Stern, who directed it, had given himself infinite trouble in training it. Wagner is the most difficult person in the world to please, and is a wonderful conductor himself. He was highly discontented with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipsic, which thinks itself the best in existence, so …   more >>
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Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 118-120. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay

Listening to

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Overture to Faust
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Richard Wagner
Fest March from the Tannhäuser
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:18:20 +0000