Denis Matthews in Vienna - 1950

from In Pursuit of Music, page 135:

The journey was memorable, for we had Kathleen Ferrier as a travelling-companion, Kathleen whom we knew and loved, now on her way with us to help disprove the notion that Britain was Das Land ohne Musik.  Those Viennese altos who were sceptical, or resented the intrusion, and attended the rehearsals of the St Matthew Passion and the B minor Mass in a carping …   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 135. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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'Erbarme dich' from the St. Matthew Passion
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Kathleen Ferrier

Experience Information

Date/Time 1950
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:02:36 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 08:09:56 +0100