Lowell Mason in Dresden - early April, 1852
from Musical letters from Abroad, page 102:
Both the cantate at the Kreuz- Kirche, and the Mass at the Cathedral were well done, though far inferior to the performance of the Dom-Chor, Berlin.
[... T]he music was of the modern secular character, and was rather orchestral than vocal. The trumpets and drums (with other brass instruments) were in constant requisition; and more brilliant and animating flourishes of these instruments I have never heard. The whole musical performance made its appeal to lower principles of taste, than did the singing of the Dom-Chor. [...] the strains were more common, adapted to… more >>
Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 102. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448314706721 accessed: 15 August, 2022
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|Date/Time||early April, 1852|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|