Alexander Mackenzie in Sondershausen - the 1860's

from A Musician's Narrative , page 37:

On field-days when such works as the Symphonie Fantastique, Harold in Italy, Mazeppa or Tasso were given, a goodly number of critics from Leipzig, Berlin, etc., were among the audience. In a very wide space, surrounded by woods, the covered orchestra was placed. On the stroke of three o'clock our gorgeously-attired Hof-Marschal von Wurmb (typical Court autocrat of the period) raised his long, gold-knobbed staff of office to announce the coming of the Fürst and his party, which was then solemnly conducted by him to an elevated pavilion. The illustrious family could never have heard the opening…   more >>
cite as

Alexander Mackenzie, A Musician's Narrative (London, 1927), p. 37. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Sondershausen


Alexander Mackenzie

Listening to

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Harold in Italy
Symphonie fantastique
written by Berlioz

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1860's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by gkw on Fri, 08 May 2015 17:35:10 +0100
Approved on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:54:39 +0100