Georg Henschel in Russia - the 1870's

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 58-59:

The performance of the Messiah went off very well. I was in capital form and rather strange to our ideas of an oratorio audience's attitude had to repeat the air " Why do the Nations." Rubinstein, Leschetitsky, Mme. Essipoff, Louis Brassin, Leopold Auer, Helmy Raab, the charming Prima Donna of the Imperial Opera all friends and colleagues of Davidoff, who conducted were present, and we all met again on the following night at Leschetitsky's house, Mme. Essipoff receiving the company. These weekly receptions in the salons of the …   more >>

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 58-59. accessed: 22 March, 2023

location of experience: Russia


Georg Henschel
baritone, Composer, Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Georg Henschel

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:55:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:01:51 +0000