Amy Fay et al. in Berlin - May, 1871

from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 120-121:

Wagner's object in coming here was to try and get his Nibelungen opera performed. It is an opera which requires four evenings to get through with. Did you ever hear of such a thing?...He gave a grand concert in the opera house here, which he directed himself. It was entirely his own compositions, with the exception of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which he declared nobody understood but himself. That rather took down Berlin, but all had to acknowledge after the concert that they had never heard it so magnificently played. He has his own peculiar conception of it. There was a great crowd, …   more >>
cite as

Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 120-121. accessed: 28 November, 2023

location of experience: Berlin


Amy Fay
Carl Tausig
Musician, Pianist

Listening to

hide composers
Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67
written by Beethoven
performed 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 22:22:37 +0000