Hermann Klein in Cambridge University - 1877

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, pages 79-84:

Early in 1877, the University of Cambridge decided to confer the degree of "Mus. Doc.," honoris causa, upon two of the world's greatest musicians, Johannes Brahms and Joseph Joachim. The distinguished violinist readily accepted this invitation...To Brahms the intended compliment involved a good deal more. It meant a long journey to a country that he had never visited, and, as he afterward bluntly admitted, had never had the smallest desire to visit. He looked upon England as probably the least musical of European countries, and set no store whatever upon …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 79-84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439034240779 accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: Cambridge University


Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Symphony in C Minor
written by Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:44:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:53:25 +0000