Christian Sinding in Berlin - 1891

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, pages 57-58:

In the course of four months I only went to the opera once, to hear Meistersinger, otherwise there were only two Walküre performances. The rest of the programme was Oberon, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin, and not much else. Bülow did not have a particularly interesting programme. Only once was I very taken with a symphonic poem "Tod und Verklärung" by Richard Strauss. That was grand. I will not even mention his technique of instrumentation etc., but he had great ideas and an astounding ability to give his ideas form. That impressed me. 

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 57-58. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Christian Sinding

Listening to

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The Mastersingers
written by Richard Wagner
'Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg'
written by Richard Wagner
written by Carl Maria von Weber
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1891
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Christian Sinding to Fritz Delius, Christiana 16 April 91.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:23:37 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:32:40 +0100