Dame Ethel Mary Smyth in a trip from Leipzig to Halle, Germany - between July, 1877 and August, 1877

from Impressions That Remained Memoirs, page 187:

[Ethel Smyth writing to her mother in England]

We went on Thursday last to Halle where Thekla and Gustchen had to sing in one of the many Church concerts given here. I did not care about the two first things much, Mendelssohn's "Lauda Sion" and a Cantata of Bach's. But the last thing, Mendelssohn's "Forty-second Psalm' in which the two had a long duet, was quite lovely.

 That reminds me not to forget to tell you that before we left Leipzig I went to hear Verdi's new Opera "Aida" (in which Patti plays in London).

cite as

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, Impressions That Remained Memoirs (New York City, 1946), p. 187. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438186532165 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: a trip from Leipzig to Halle, Germany


Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
Composer, Writer

Listening to

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Lauda Sion
written by Felix Mendelssohn
Psalm 42
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Gustchen, Thekla
Bach Cantata
written by Bach
written by Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time between July, 1877 and August, 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:15:33 +0100
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:15:29 +0100