Dr William Spark in Leipzig - in the middle of the 1870's

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, pages 16-17:

 And now let me visit the well- known Church of S. Thomas, close at hand, where Bach played the organ and produced most of those deathless compositions, notably the “ Matthias Passionsmusik,” which have made his name immortal, and placed him on the highest pinnacle of excellence [...]

Just after leaving the Church, a troop of Prussian infantry overtook us, and though it was mid-day, with a broiling July sun, they were marching at remarkably quick pace. […]Proceeding with them for a short distance, when they halted at the old castle, we saw …   more >>

cite as

Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 16. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1468764916320 accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

Listening to

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military band

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:15:16 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:20:45 +0100