Denis Matthews in Vienna - 1950

from In Pursuit of Music, page 136:

In Grinzing we sampled the heurige, the new wine, in a garden overhung with vines, to the music of Johann Strauss.  With apologies to the composer of Rosenkavalier the saying ‘If Strauss, let it be Johann; if Richard, let it be Wagner’ never seemed more apt, for we ended up with an impromptu Meistersinger evening at the Hutterstrassers’, the…   more >>

cite as

Denis Matthews, In Pursuit of Music (London, 1966), p. 136. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Denis Matthews
Broadcaster, Musicologist, Pianist

Listening to

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Unspecified works
written by Johann Strauss
Four Last Songs
written by Johann Strauss
performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Denis Matthews
The Mastersingers
written by Richard Wagner
performed by Denis Matthews and friends

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 22:10:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 May 2017 08:11:51 +0100