Lowell Mason in Düsseldorf - 1 August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 180:

At the close of the performance the crowd gradually dispersed, moving slowly back into the town, which was now splendidly illuminated. The singing societies again formed in order, and each person bearing upon a rod six or eight feet in length a colored light, the whole moved through the principal streets, in grand torch-light procession, brilliant and dazzling. This being ended, the singers retired to a large hall, where things good to the palate and quickening to the spirits had been bountifully provided, and which were (even in Germany) summarily disposed of. Toasts and speeches followed,…   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 180. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448660077114 accessed: 20 May, 2022

location of experience: Düsseldorf

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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patriotic song
written by G. Reichardt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 August, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

Dusseldorf Festival - Grosses Männe gesang feste


Originally submitted by acusworth on Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:34:37 +0000
Approved on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:18:19 +0000