Hermann Klein in London - at the end of 1884

from Thirty Years of Musical Life in London, page 189:

It is worth pausing for a moment to note how quickly the popularity of Wagner was rising at this period. Only the distant onlooker could perceive how large a place the master was beginning to fill in the hearts of English music-lovers. Failing the opportunity for hearing his complete works upon the stage, they had perforce to be content to hear them, either whole or in part, upon the concert platform. The demand for this kind of thing became remarkable, and it was satisfied by the most conservative as well as the most advanced musical institutions. Imagine two …   more >>

cite as

Hermann Klein, Thirty Years of Musical Life in London (New York, 1903), p. 189. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1439394751284 accessed: 28 January, 2023

location of experience: London

Listeners

Hermann Klein
Music Critic, Singing Teacher, Writer
1856-1934

Listening to

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Parsifal
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Heinrich Gudehus, Scaria, Therese Malten, Royal Choral Society

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of 1884
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:52:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:29:35 +0000