King Louis of Bavaria et al. in Bayreuth - August, 1856

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 174-5:

Of all the great moments in this music drama I shall never forget the impression the Trauermarsch made upon me. I had no difficulty in following any of the music, and the various Leitmotifs with which each opera was interwoven came out perfectly clear to me. The theatre, which was built from designs given by Wagner, was so arranged that one could see quite well from every seat in the stalls. There was no pit, only rows of gradually ascending stalls, and at the end of every few rows there were doors of exit. There was only a small gallery or circle, in the middle of which was placed…   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 174-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436281325939 accessed: 19 July, 2019

location of experience: Bayreuth

Listeners

Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher
1833-1914

Listening to

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The Ring Cycle
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1856
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:02:06 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:59:59 +0000