Covent Garden audience in Covent Garden - 1903

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 333-4:

In a letter he (Hans Richter) wrote me shortly after he had conducted The Ring at Covent Garden in 1903, he says : [...] " For me the finest and most delightful thing was the Public ; what a solemn stillness during the acts, and what enthusiasm afterwards ! To experience what honouring Wagner means one must really go abroad. The pupils of the Berlin Music-school are still warned against attending performances of Wagner's works ; even in the time of the worst misjudgments of Berlioz, no Professor or Director of the Paris Conservatoire would have dared to warn the pupils…   more >>
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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 333-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436520406053 accessed: 23 October, 2021

location of experience: Covent Garden

Listeners

Listening to

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The Ring Cycle
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Hans Richter

Experience Information

Date/Time 1903
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:26:46 +0100
Approved on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:14:21 +0000