Lowell Mason in Leipzig - in the beginning of 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 50:

In the Concert Room, her songs were “Lascia ch’io pianga,” Rinaldo, by Handel; “Bel raggio lusinghier,” Semiramide, Rossini; and a scene, Recitative and Arie from Gluck’s Iphigenie in Tauride. We have already spoken of her as Marie; of other characters, we will only say, that Rosina and Martha are great favorites; and those persons who know what these are, will have a correct idea of the principal characteristics of her singing, and of the characters in which she stands pre-eminent — unapproachable. She was always greeted and recalled with the most …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448280297446 accessed: 15 August, 2022

location of experience: Leipzig

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Lascia ch’io pianga
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Henriette Sontag
Bel raggio lusinghier
written by Rossini
performed by Henriette Sontag
extract from Iphigenie in Tauride
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Henriette Sontag

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:04:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:07:40 +0000