Prussian King et al. in Potsdam - early 18th Century

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 11 - 12:

 I could not help recalling to my memory the anecdote told by Forkel of Sebastian Bach’s visit to the great Prussian monarch in the company of his son William Friedmann. “At this time,” says the biographer, “ the King had every evening a private concert, in which he himself generally performed some concertos for the flute. One evening, just as he was getting his flute ready, and his …   more >>

cite as

Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 11 - 12. accessed: 8 August, 2022

location of experience: Potsdam


Listening to

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a Bach Fugue
written by Bach
performed by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time early 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


This anecdote was related to William Spark and described in these reminiscinces

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:48:11 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:14:40 +0100