Brahms in Cologne - 1874

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 44-45:

In 1874 the turn was Cologne's, and with no little pride and hardly less anxiety I saw my name announced for the first time in a list of soloists comprising some of the most renowned of the day. But above all, Brahms was to be there. For weeks beforehand my mind was occupied with the thought of seeing face to face the great composer whose name was then on every musician's lips as that of the man whose genius Robert Schumann had publicly proclaimed in the glowing language of an inspired prophet. And I well remember my embarrassment, and …   more >>

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 44-45. accessed: 29 November, 2021

location of experience: Cologne


Composer, Pianist

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written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Georg Henschel

Experience Information

Date/Time 1874
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:30:19 +0000
Approved on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 14:24:47 +0000