Richard Wagner in Weimar - mid 19th Century
[Beatty-Kingston quoting Richard Wagner]
"At Weimar once, during the very day upon which I became certain that my personal safety was endangered " (he was compelled to quit Germany, being under prosecution for political offences), "I saw Liszt conducting a rehearsal of my opera Tannhäuser and was wonder-stricken in recognising in him my second self. What I had felt in composing that music, he felt in performing it; what I wanted to express when I wrote it down, he actually expressed in giving it sound."
William Beatty-Kingston, Music and manners; personal reminiscences and sketches of character, volume 1 (London, 1887), p. 230. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1451833927092 accessed: 28 November, 2023
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'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner
|performed by Franz Liszt|
|Date/Time||mid 19th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|