Lowell Mason in Leipzig - late January, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 33-34:

The concert last evening was, perhaps, inferior to the general average. A principal point of attraction is always found in the Symphony, and on this occasion it was not a Mozart, a Beethoven, or a Mendelssohn, but an original manuscript composition of a member of the Orchestra, Ferd. Hermann, that was performed. Herr Hermann directed his own Symphony. It did not meet with a very warm reception, though sufficiently so to afford good encouragement to the author and his friends. There is always so much caution and incredulity, and sometimes suspicion, envy and jealousy abroad, that the path …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 33-34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448277582432 accessed: 19 May, 2021

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Vieuxtemps
performed by Carl Deichmann, Julius Rietz
Symphony
written by Ferd. Hermann
performed by Ferd. Hermann
an aria
written by Julius Rietz
performed by Miss Mayer, Julius Rietz

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:19:43 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:48:37 +0000