Hermann Klein in London - between 19th Century and 1883

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 55-56:

Of Sir Michael Costa it is certainly not too much to say that he was in his time the greatest choral conductor that England possessed. He was a born "leader of men," and if I had not formed this impression on my early visits to Exeter Hall, when he was directing the performances of the old Sacred Harmonic Society, I should assuredly have done so at my first Handel Festival in 1874, when he took command of the army of four thousand singers and instrumentalists who obeyed his ample beat with such marvelous rhythmic swing and precision. From the institution of the …   more >>

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Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 55-56. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1438970972052 accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Handel Festival
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Michael Costa (conductor)

Experience Information

Date/Time between 19th Century and 1883
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:09:32 +0100
Approved on Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:00:57 +0000