Johann Wenzel Tomaschek in Vienna - 16 October, 1814

from Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek, pages 254-255:

Performance of Handel's oratorio Samson on Oct. 16, 1814, at the Imperial Riding Academy, Vienna....After everyone had taken his place, it was not long until Their Majesties made their entrance; after tumultuous cries of "Vivat", the introduction of the oratorio was intoned. Herr Soini was the first to be heard, opening the singing with a recitative and aria. To keep my report within bounds, I must limit myself to the total effect the oratorio had upon me. First of all, I must speak of the performance of the soloists. Mme. Gaymüller sang the soprano part - no, this time she did not sing but …   more >>
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Abram Loft and Johann Wenzel Tomaschek, Excerpts from the Memoirs of J. W. Tomaschek. In The Musical Quarterly, volume Vol. 32, No. 2 (April, 1946), p. 254-255. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425813933144 accessed: 4 December, 2021

location of experience: Vienna

Listeners

Johann Wenzel Tomaschek
Composer, Teacher
1774-1850

Listening to

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Samson
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Herr Soini, Herr Sonnleithner, Mlle. Werthheimstein, Mme. Gaymüller

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 October, 1814
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:25:33 +0000