Lowell Mason in Düsseldorf - early August, 1852

from Musical letters from Abroad, page 193:

From what we saw of comic singing, it seemed to be very evident that the Germans, or, at least, those assembled on this occasion, with all their musical culture, are more pleased with a really silly or foolish song, which includes a little monkey-like acting or gesticulation, than with a “Lied ohne Worte” by Mendelssohn, or a quartet or a symphonie by Beethoven. Good music is undoubtedly appreciated by a greater part, comparatively, of the people here, than in America; but if one may judge from appearances at this festival, the majority still prefer a good laugh to good music, …   more >>

cite as

Lowell Mason, Musical letters from Abroad. In Musical Letters from Abroad (New York, 1854), p. 193. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448920117937 accessed: 15 July, 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


Dusseldorf Festival - Grosses Männe gesang feste

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:48:38 +0000
Approved on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:49:30 +0000