Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Munich - 1830

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 137,138:

I have often played to Goethe in the morning hours. He wanted to get an idea of how music has developed and wishes to hear the music of different composers in chronological order. He seemed rather wary of Beethoven; but I could not spare him this acquaintance because he had to hear “Where sounds had turned to,” and so I played for him the first movement of the C minor Symphony, which he liked very much. He was delighted with the overture by Johann Sebastian Bach, the one in D major with the trumpets, which I played on the piano as well as I could; “in the beginning it …   more >>

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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. 137,138. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424684498170 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Munich

Listeners

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
statesman, Writer
1749-1832

Listening to

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor op.67
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Notes

Letter from Felix Mendelssohn to Carl Friedrich Zelter, Director of the Berlin Singakademie and Mendelssohn’s former teacher (1758-1872), Munich, June 22, 1830.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:41:38 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:57:47 +0000