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

from Musical Reminiscences Past and Present, page 17:



The opera-house is a noble building, standing in the immense square, opposite to the museum. I was told that I should hear “something anti- classical, neither Gluck, Mozart, or Beethoven; certainly not Bach, but Offenbach!” The opera proved to be La Belle Helene. The orchestra of forty selected players did more than justice to the sparkling and brilliant tunes of the lively French composer ; indeed, the accompaniment to all the songs was throughout delicate and artistic ; the principal singers were, however, …   more >>

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Dr William Spark, Musical Reminiscences Past and Present (1892), p. 17. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1468765886057 accessed: 20 May, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Dr William Spark
Composer, Organist, Teacher

Listening to

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La Belle Helene
written by Jacques Offenbach

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 15:31:26 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:12:06 +0100