Franz Liszt et al. in Gewandhaus, Leipzig - 14 March, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 60-62:

The concert was given in the saloon of the Gewandhaus, by Robert and Clara Schumann. The conductor was Robert Schumann himself; the pianist was his wife. The orchestra was large, and the best that Leipzig could furnish. Robert Schumann has great celebrity, and especially in those cities where he has resided and has brought out his music under his own immediate direction. No one since Mendelssohn’s death stands so high in the estimation of the German musicians. There are places where he is not known, because his music is not understood; but even in these, and throughout Germany, he is …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 60-2. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Gewandhaus, Leipzig


Franz Liszt
Franciscan Tertiary, Composer, Conducting, Pianist […]
Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Liede ohne worte, F major
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Clara Schumann
Die Pilgerfahrt der Rose
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Robert Schumann
Overture zu L. Byron's Manfred
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra, Robert Schumann
written by Sir William Sterndale Bennett
performed by Clara Schumann
Piano Concerto in F. Minor
written by Chopin
performed by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 March, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Mason recounts a much desired musical experience as related to him by friends having left Leipzig the day before.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:32:44 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:24:00 +0000