Lowell Mason in Berlin - early April, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 99:

We were so unfortunate as to lose both the “Seven Words” and the “Passion Music,” but have had the satisfaction of hearing the “Tod Jesu” twice in Berlin. It is a learned work, not designed for amusement merely, but rather to paint with a deep coloring, the death scene of the Saviour of the world. It is, in general, too serious for a popular audience. “It is quite tedious,” said a German lady to me, “but yet it is very grand.” It does not afford sufficient immediate musical gratification for many; indeed it appeals to a higher …   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/1448313123004 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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Tod Jesu

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 21:12:03 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:51:13 +0000