Concert audience in Birmingham Town Hall - 1846

from My Musical Life, pages 177-8:

I have drawn a deplorable scene descriptive of the hearing of music in private; let me revive a scene, fresh, doubtless, in the memory of many now living, in which the hearing of music in public probably reached its climax. I allude to the production of MENDELSSOHN'S Elijah at the Birmingham festival of 1846, upon which…   more >>

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 177-8. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Birmingham Town Hall


Listening to

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written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Felix Mendelssohn

Experience Information

Date/Time 1846
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:29:49 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:25:18 +0100