in London - early August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 165-6:

The great composer and violinist, Spohr, is now here, superintending the performance of his opera, Faust, in which he has been very successful. It has had several representations to full houses, and the author has been much honored. But the opera is too good (musically considered) to be very popular. Musicians will delight to hear it; but it contains too much musical learning for the many. The lighter and more unmeaning compositions of the Italians are better appreciated.

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 165-6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448396244435 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: London

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Faust
written by Louis Spohr

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Date/Time early August, 1852

Originally submitted by acusworth on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:17:24 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:01:03 +0000