Wilhelm Ganz in Bayreuth - August, 1856

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 176-7:

Wagner did not allow any of the artists to bow their acknowledgments at the end of each act ; he allowed it only when the opera was finished (I think quite rightly too), and it was but natural that when they did appear the audience applauded them enthusiastically. I also remember that, in the intervals between the acts, the principal male singers sat in their costumes outside the stage door, at the back of the theatre, refreshing themselves with Bayrisches Bier (Bavarian beer) a very curious sight ! The audience also had a chance of refreshing themselves during the intervals, which were …   more >>

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 176-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436281535809 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Bayreuth


Wilhelm Ganz
Accompanyist, Composer, Conducting, Teacher

Listening to

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The Ring Cycle
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Hans Richter

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 16:05:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:01:29 +0000