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.
Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life (London, 1898), p. 450-1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437989518903 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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Overture to Lohengrin
written by Richard Wagner
|performed by Military Band|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|