Dr William Spark in Berlin - 5 July, the 1870's

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 7-8:

Professor Haupt was true to his appointment at 10 o’clock on Tuesday morning, July 5th, at the parish church, of which, with the exception of a single mutual friend, and the inevitable bellows-blowers, we were the sole occupants. To my great surprise, this noted organist politely but firmly insisted upon my trying the qualities of the instrument before he himself displayed them. This unusual proceeding was afterwards explained to me as being his usual plan for testing a man, for finding that his time had been too often …   more >>

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Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 7-8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1467812208270 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher
1825-1897

Listening to

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Chorale
written by Louis Thiele
performed by Professor Haupt
A Bach organ piece
written by Bach
performed by Professor Haupt

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 July, the 1870's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:36:48 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:55:05 +0100