Lowell Mason in Düsseldorf - 2 August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 183:

After a few minutes’ recess, the competition in comic song followed. Eight societies had entered their names as candidates, and sang successively for the prize picture. Some of them produced roars of laughter, and every one of them was received with more or less merriment and glee. One song (they were all part-songs) was truly good and exceedingly well done, but the others were commonplace, or even low and frivolous; so much so, as to appear quite at variance with the idea that these festivals are designed for improvement in musical taste. It was somewhat sad too, to observe that …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 183. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448706327916 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Düsseldorf


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Listening to

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unknown choral music

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 August, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Dusseldorf Festival - Grosses Männe gesang feste

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:25:28 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:31:13 +0000