Lowell Mason in Düsseldorf - early August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 192:

The performance of many of the societies was much injured by those who attempted to sing solo parts, but who were not competent to do the work. Out of tune, and sinking the pitch, were faults common to quite a number of the solo singers. The chorus was, in the poorest instances, tolerable; but it was not so with the solo singers, who were not, in all cases, better than we have heard heretofore, under circumstances where little was expected, and nothing realized. It is comparatively easy to have a chorus well done, but there are very few singers who have carried vocal cultivation so far as …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 192. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448919978818 accessed: 29 January, 2022

location of experience: Düsseldorf

Listeners

Lowell Mason
Musician, Composer
1792-1872

Experience Information

Date/Time early August, 1852
Medium live

Notes

Dusseldorf Festival - Grosses Männe gesang feste


Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:46:20 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:48:34 +0000