Dr William Spark in Berlin - in the middle of 1870

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 4-5:

 On the following morning, Sunday, I paid an eagerly anticipated visit to Professor Haupt, who has the reputation of being the greatest organist in Germany. On entering the parish church, where he presides at the organ, I found that the service had just commenced, and the congregation were singing to the accompaniment of a fine organ, the favourite chorale, "Nun danket alle Gott".  Our fastest organists in England, who drive their hymns at a railroad express pace, would have been astonished at the slow and dignified time in which this grand old tune was sung. …   more >>

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Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 4-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1465388013102 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

Listening to

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Nun danket alle Gott
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Professor Haupt

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:13:33 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:36:48 +0100