Lowell Mason in Gewandhaus, Leipzig - mid February, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 40:

This Concert was particularly attractive to the musical people of Leipzig, from the fact that the singer was Mad. Sontag, by marriage the Countess Rossi. The weather was unfavorable, being rainy, and the streets were muddy. I took my place at the door of the Gewandhaus at half-past four, where the people were then gathering. By five, when the outer door was opened, a multitude had assembled, and immediately rushed into the house, filling the long stairway and entry. Here was another interval of waiting, until half-past five, when the door of the hall was opened, and the room was immediately…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 40. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448279089520 accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Gewandhaus, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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extracts from Iphigenie in Tauride
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra, Henriette Sontag
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
Egmont overture
written by Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
aria from Rinaldo
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Henriette Sontag
aria from Semiramide
written by Rossini
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra, Henriette Sontag
written by Beethoven
performed by Ferdinand David

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:44:49 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:58:18 +0000