Hugh Reginald Haweis - 1876

from My Musical Life, page 447:

The event of 1876 was, I suppose, unprecedented in the annals of Modern Art. I have devoted to it a separate notice. It was my privilege to witness the first unfolding of those four colossal musical dramas of the Nibelung's Ring on the Bayreuth stage. People had assembled from all parts of the civilised world; kings, princes, and nobles mingled in that motley throng. The dramas lasted every day from four till ten, with intervals of an hour between the acts. The whole population lived only in the life of that great cycle of tragedies in which gods, demi-gods, and mortals acted out, with more than earthly intensity, the perennially interesting dramas of human life and passion.

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 447. accessed: 10 December, 2023


Hugh Reginald Haweis
Cleric, Writer

Listening to

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The Ring Cycle
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1876
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:17:32 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:51:48 +0100