Lowell Mason in Sophrine Kirche, Dresden - early April, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 104:

No lover of the organ should pass through Dresden without hearing the celebrated John Schneider. He is an organist of the old school, and probably no one ever lived who had a greater command of the instrument. We made up a little party, and having previously called on Herr Schneider, went by appointment to the Sophrine-Kirche, (the church of which he is the organist,) where we had the pleasure of hearing him for a little more than an hour. He played five of the fugues of John Sebastian Bach — he cares not to play other music. Bach is his musical Bible, and he has read him so much that…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448316079788 accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Sophrine Kirche, Dresden


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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written by Bach
performed by Johann Schneider

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:01:20 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:03:44 +0000