Lowell Mason in Royal Opera House, Berlin - early April, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 99:

We had an opportunity of attending only one Symphonic Concert, or “Grand Concert Serieux.” The orchestra was not large (three contrabasses with other instruments in proportion), yet they played well, and gave fine character to the Overtures to Don Juan by Mozart, Egmont by Beethoven, Ruy Blass by Mendelssohn, Jessonda by Spohr, and also Haydn’s Symphonie, G major No. 3. The orchestra of the Royal Opera House is of course excellent, and ranks with the best in Europe. Yet we did not see that it was much superior to that of the Leipzig Gewandhaus. It is somewhat larger, and …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448312844411 accessed: 19 May, 2021

location of experience: Royal Opera House, Berlin

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Symphony No. 3 in G
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Berlin
Jessonda Overture
written by Louis Spohr
performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Berlin
Egmont overture
written by Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven
performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Berlin
Don Juan Overture
written by Mozart
performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Berlin
Ruy Blass Overture
written by Felix Mendelssohn
performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Berlin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:07:24 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:41:23 +0000