Lowell Mason in Düsseldorf - 4 August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, pages 186-7:

At five o’clock was a grand festival of artists, entitled the “Power of Song.” It consisted in a succession of very splendid “tableaux vivants”—accompanied by appropriate music and recitation. A full orchestra, and a large mixed choir of perhaps one hundred and twenty voices, with solo-singers, constituted the musical department for the occasion. The best speakers were employed for the declamation; and the living pictures were under the immediate direction of a committee of the painters of Dusseldorf. The hour arrived, but vain was the attempt to …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 186-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448709848065 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: Düsseldorf

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time 4 August, 1852
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Notes

Dusseldorf Festival - Grosses Männe gesang feste


Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:24:08 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:42:44 +0000