Lowell Mason in Gewandhaus, Leipzig - mid March, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 63-4:

The last Gewandhaus concert was one of peculiar interest. The band was in the most perfect order, and the programme was unusually attractive; though great variety of music, both with respect to authorship and character, is always presented to the patrons of this celebrated series of concerts. The Symphonie was by Mozart in Eb major; it is less noisy, flighty and diffuse than some more modem compositions, but not less intelligible or beautiful. The adagio is particularly melodious, elegant and attractive.

A scene and arie from “Orpheus,” by Gluck, followed. Gluck is a …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 63-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448285913012 accessed: 30 January, 2023

location of experience: Gewandhaus, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Die Erste Walpurgisnacht
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
extracts from Orpheus
written by Christoph Willibald Gluck
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra
Violin Concerto
written by Beethoven
performed by Gewandhaus Orchestra, Ferdinand David

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:38:33 +0000
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:25:06 +0000