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 >>

cite as

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: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Dresden


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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church music

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 21:38:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:58:22 +0000