Lowell Mason in Düsseldorf - early August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 191:

During the performance on the first day, many of the members of the societies wore their hats on the stage, directly in front of the audience, and some were seen standing gazing about not only with hats on, but with cigars in their mouths and actually smoking. This positively took place (we repeat it, for it will hardly be credited) during the public performance at the Dusseldorf festival. The second day a notice was posted up to the following effect: “Smoking will not be allowed in the hall during the public performances.” An advance in civilization, surely! Hats were worn on …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 191. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448835409437 accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Düsseldorf


Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:16:49 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:45:01 +0000