from My Musical Life, pages 450-1:

Between four and six o'clock he might often be seen in the arcades and streets, with all the family, buying little presents for friends, or sipping coffee or the good fresh beer beloved of all true Germans. The military band which played occasionally in the great square had produced a version of the Lohengrin overture in his honour, but played it in such fashion that poor WAGNER was constrained to take refuge in the pastrycook's shop and stop his ears with both hands.

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 450-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437989518903 accessed: 3 March, 2024

Listening to

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Overture to Lohengrin
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Military Band

Experience Information

Date/Time 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:31:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:50:46 +0100