Louis Spohr in Kassel - 10 June, 1853
from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 95-96:
Yesterday they gave Tannhäuser for the third time and we had a full house again. The uproar aroused by the new Leipzig Musikzeitung attracted a lot of curious people here. Last night there was a lady in the loge next to my wife who kept telling her neighbours what she had read in that paper and she remarked that in this work Richard Wagner had created a completely new catastrophe in music. Others said: “This is no music at all,” and left after the second act. /But the opera has gained many admirers because of its subject matter and seriousness, and when I compare it with … more >>
Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 95-96. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424650436729 accessed: 17 October, 2021
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'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner
|Date/Time||10 June, 1853|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|
Letter from Louis Spohr to Moritz Hauptmann, pupil of Spohr and one of the founders of the Bach Gesellschaft, Kassel, June 11, 1853.