Felix Mendelssohn in Munich - 1830

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

One day he [Goethe] asked me if I would not care to pay a compliment to craftsmanship and call on the organist, who might let me see and hear the organ in the cathedral. I said yes, of course I would, and the instrument gave me great pleasure. I was told that you, too, had given your expert opinion on the repair work, and that therefore it had been done better than on any repaired organ I know of. Owing to the long narrow space in which it is housed, the pedal-pipe is fitted deep in the rear; none the less the full organ sounds ample and strong, the tone does not tremble in the least, and this…   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. 138. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424684872428 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Munich

Listeners

Felix Mendelssohn
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1809-1847

Experience Information

Date/Time 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

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 09:47:52 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:59:28 +0000