Brahms in Detmold - 10 October, 1857

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 223:

Yesterday I had the Singverein. While practising I felt as if I had already been at the work for twenty-five years. My voice is of no little use to me on these occasions, because I have to shout so loud, and it is an advantage that, like every other, I exploit to the full. My voice sounds quite majestic. While the choir is singing I exercise it and yell above the din, really only on my own account in order to get practice. We intend to do the Zigeunerleben and I am sure it will soon go splendidly. How childishly easy such things are compared with old church music, and my Salve Regina is …   more >>

cite as

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. 223. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424695222129 accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Detmold

Listeners

Brahms
Composer, Pianist
1833-1897

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 October, 1857
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Notes

Letter from Johannes Brahms to Clara Schumann, Detmold, October 11, 1857.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:40:22 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:17:40 +0000