Dame Ethel Mary Smyth in Gewandhaus - October, 1878

from Impressions That Remained Memoirs, pages 286-287:

This has been a great week on account of the Frau Schumann festival. It went off most gloriously. The woman surely never played as she did last Wednesday at the rehearsal, and above all last Thursday, in the concert. Thanks to the death of the Concertmeister's wife's uncle, I got a ticket just under the piano.


 She played too exquisitely, such fire and pathos, and looked so beautiful at the same time in dark red velvet with a long satin train.

cite as

Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, Impressions That Remained Memoirs (New York City, 1946), p. 286-287. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438188978125 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Gewandhaus


Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
Composer, Writer

Listening to

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unknown music performed by Clara Schumann

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1878
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:56:18 +0100
Approved on Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:52:05 +0100