Chopin in Dresden - August, 1829
from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, pages 31-32:
I have just come back from Faust. We had to be in the theatre-queue at half past four; the performance lasted from six till eleven. Devrient, whom I had already seen in Berlin, was Faust. They were celebrating Goethe's eightieth birthday. It is a frightening but powerful fantasy. During the entr'actes they played excerpts from Spohr's opera of the same name.
Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 31-32. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425924890835 accessed: 29 June, 2022
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written by Louis Spohr
|Goethe's 'Faust'||performed by Devrient|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|