in Westphalia - 1877

from Musings & memories of a musician, pages 83-84:

[At the annual "Caecilien-Fest" at Münster in Westphalia] The Triumphlied...went splendidly. Brahms conducted, and the joy and gratification expressed in his face at the end, when acknowledging the enthusiastic acclamations of audience, chorus, and orchestra, was evidently caused as much by the consciousness of having written a truly great work, as by its reception and appreciation ; a most welcome change from the affected display of modesty or indifference often exhibited on concert platforms.

cite as

Georg Henschel, Musings & memories of a musician (London, 1918), p. 83-84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1461619728886 accessed: 8 December, 2022

location of experience: Westphalia

Listening to

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Triumphlied
written by Johannes Brahms

Experience Information

Date/Time 1877
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:28:49 +0100
Approved on Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:47:27 +0100