Dame Ethel Mary Smyth in England - the 1870's
from Impressions That Remained Memoirs, page 108:
I struck what may rank as a half-milestone in my journey; for the first time I heard Brahms. The occasion was a Saturday Popular Concert at which the Liebeslieder Walzer were sung by four persons, three of whom (the Germans) knew the composer personally and afterwards became factors in my life. They were Frauleins Friedlander and Redeker, Mr. Shakespere, and George Henschel. That day I saw the whole Brahms; other bigger and, to use the language of pedants, more important works of his were to kindle fresh fires later on, but his genius possessed me then and there in a flash.
Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, Impressions That Remained Memoirs (New York City, 1946), p. 108. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438181500099 accessed: 6 February, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Brahms
|performed by Fraulein Friedlander, Fraulein Redeker, Mr Shakespere, Georg Henschel|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|