Lowell Mason in Gewandhaus, Leipzig - mid March, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 65:

Another recent musical performance of much interest was on the occasion of the anniversary of a Singing Academy (Society) of this place. But one piece was sung, and that was a new composition by Robert Schumann, “Der Rose Pilgerfahrt” (Pilgrimage of the Rose,) an allegory by M. Horn, to which Schumann has written music. The choir consisted of about one hundred voices, well balanced as to the parts, with an efficient orchestra; the whole directed by the Concertmeister David.

The music is mostly solo, though some fine chorus effects are produced, especially in a funeral …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448286880729 accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Gewandhaus, Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Die Pilgerfahrt der Rose
written by Robert Schumann
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 13:54:41 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:29:08 +0000