Lowell Mason in Leipzig - early May, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 123:

The Fair brings together many musicians. All the little bands from the surrounding country come to town to reap a little something during the harvest time. These bands are from four to eight or ten, perhaps, in number, and are variously composed as to instruments. Some of brass, some of strings, and some curiously mixed; as a horn, a clarionet, a violin, and a bassoon; or a double-bass, oboe, flute, and trumpet, &c. As early as six o’clock in the morning they are out, and are seen and heard playing in passage-ways, entrances to hotels, or wherever many people may be supposed to be…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 123. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448322514970 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Experience Information

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


During Leipzig Fair.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:48:35 +0000
Approved on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:13:03 +0000