Georg Henschel in Germany - 1859

from Musings & memories of a musician, page 15:

Side by side with learning to play the piano I was taught the elements of singing by a Mr. Hirschberg, and harmony by Professor Schaffer, under whose conductorship I sang, when a little over nine years old, the soprano solo in Mendelssohn's Hear my Prayer at a concert of the Church Music Society. How I loved that beautiful air "Oh, for the wings, for the wings of a dove," and how I flushed with elation and pleasure when I received a bright new thaler (three shillings) into the bargain! 


cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 15. accessed: 23 July, 2018

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location of experience: Germany


Georg Henschel
Conducting, Composer, Pianist, baritone

Listening to

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Hear My Prayer
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Ernest Lough
performed by Georg Henschel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1859
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:53:55 +0000
Approved on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:36:48 +0000