Lowell Mason in Leipzig Gewandhaus - mid January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 21-27:

I have this evening had an opportunity of attending one of the famous subscription concerts in this city, known as the Gewandhaus Concerts.

The concert room is not large, but convenient, and good for musical effect. The centre of the room is occupied by ladies, and the outer seats mostly by gentlemen. A narrow gallery, in which are a number of private boxes, runs round the room. The first object of attraction, after entering the room, is a fine large medallion of Mendelssohn, back of the orchestra; there is no other bust or picture in the room. It makes one feel sod when looking at …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 21-27. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448276340407 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: Leipzig Gewandhaus


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Symphony No. 8
written by Beethoven
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
aria from Don Giovanni
written by Mozart
performed by Salvatore Marchesi
a flute concerto performed by W. Haake
an aria from the Magic Flute
written by Mozart
performed by Salvatore Marchesi
Aria from Aerio
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Salvatore Marchesi
Concerto for pianoforte in d minor
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
Der Wassertrager Overture
written by Cherubini
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
Echoes of Ossian
written by N. W. Gade
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time mid January, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:59:01 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:43:23 +0000